Spindustry Blog

Three Tips for Network Security Planning in 2016

Posted by Jessica Plunkett on December 16, 2015

One of the most active conversations companies started having in 2015 centered on network security. The Target credit card breach was not an anomaly in network security. In the past year, we’ve seen healthcare systems hacked and millions of pieces of personal information exposed. Other companies have faced breaches in credit card information and other sensitive customer data.

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Topics: network security

Common Software Platforms are Prone to Successful Hacking Attempts

Posted by Jessica Plunkett on November 4, 2015

As you weigh the option of purchasing or using a free software platform, there’s likely a question you’re not giving enough thought to before making the final decision. What’s the risk of this platform being hacked?

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Topics: network security, web development

FTC Can Now Sue Companies for Lax Online Security Practices - What You Need to Do Now

Posted by Jessica Plunkett on September 9, 2015

In case you missed the latest digital security news – and you can’t really afford to miss this one – the United States Third Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the Federal Trade Commission can sue companies for lax online security practices. The specific case involved Wyndham Hotels and their “unfair cybersecurity practices, that ‘taken together, unreasonably and unnecessarily exposed consumers’ personal data to unauthorized access and theft.’” Read the full story here.

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Topics: network security

The Security of .NET Web Development

Posted by Jessica Plunkett on June 17, 2015

With millions of U.S. workers wondering what will happen to their personal data after the largest breach of federal employees’ data, it reiterates the point that any organization is vulnerable to a hack. Security measures do go beyond firewalls and secure servers though. The environment in which a website is built and maintained plays a role in security. Our choice of a .NET development environment initially stemmed out of a desire to create sophisticated database driven websites, and today allows us to maintain a well-managed, secure environment.

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Topics: network security, web development

Five Key Tactics to Building & Managing a Secure Database

Posted by Jessica Plunkett on May 20, 2015

It’s no surprise security is the dominant topic in technology when the average cost of a compromised record is $195. Common questions are:

  • How is information being protected?
  • What safety measures are in place to stop attacks or notify someone if one occurs?

Even the most sophisticated systems are susceptible, which is why it’s critical to follow safety measures in both the development of a database, as well as the management of it long-term. Spindustry has spent almost two decades monitoring industry security standards and developing our own security measures, and will now share the five key tactics for building and managing secure databases.

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Topics: network security

Top 10 Network Safety Tips for Employees

Posted by Jessica Plunkett on June 16, 2014

Hacking, Heartbleed, Ransomware are all buzzwords making daily appearances in the news. Data breaches seem to be happening with increasing regularity. It’s creating panic – rightfully so – and making us all wonder if we can ever truly be safe on the Internet.

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Topics: network security

The Service You're Not Asking Enough Questions About: Hosting

Posted by Jessica Plunkett on March 12, 2014

When buying a car today, most people make the assumption that the air conditioner or power steering comes standard. At some point in the evolution of the car, these features became so commonly requested, they became part of the standard package. Most people make an assumption that when a website is built, the hosting services just comes standard. However, you’re using the wrong analogy if you think all hosting is the same. Hosting seems to have become a commoditized service and really, it’s far from it.

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Topics: network security, web development