With the prevalence of cybercrime, governments have enacted laws; organizations have established standards; and companies such as Layered Tech have implemented considerable administrative, technical, and physical controls on information security to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of data.
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At the 2013 Electronic Transactions Association (ETA) Annual Meeting and Expo in New Orleans recently, I had the opportunity to give a presentation on Hacktivism titled Managing Risk for Online Threats and Hacktivism Actions. Attending these shows allows me to experience a little bit of local culture (the food and the venue were awesome), network with colleagues and learn about what is trending in the cloud space. I’m not surprised that the trending theme this year revolved around mobile technology.
Continue reading ‘ETA Eye Openers’
I have spent the last 12 years working in sales in the hosting industry, and I must say that the last 4+ have been the most interesting with the emergence of cloud hosting in the market. I spend my days working with current and future cloud users, and from what I have gathered over the past few years, new cloud adopters usually have three major concerns when it comes to hosting their applications in the cloud:
Continue reading ‘Take the Plunge Into the Cloud’
It was a pleasure to serve as a judge for the e-Pay Innovation award at the recent ETA Expo in New Orleans, LA. The winner of the $10,000 award was Trak for developing technology aimed at moving Brazil’s population from a paper payment system to a more efficient electronic format.
The ETA Technology Committee oversaw the event, which was part of the 2013 Annual Event and Expo in New Orleans. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation provided funding for the winner of the e-Pay Innovation Award and offered scholarships for several startup companies to exhibit in the Payments Next Zone section of the Expo.
Continue reading ‘E-Pay Innovator Drives Mobile Commerce in Developing Countries’
Gartner recently published the 2013 edition of the Magic Quadrant for Managed Hosting which included Layered Tech. Since our first inclusion in 2010, Layered Tech has significantly increased our ranking and position with respect to completeness of vision and ability to execute. We have consistently moved up and to the right.
I attended the 2013 InnoTech San Antonio Technology Innovation Conference & Expo on April 17th. InnoTech is the region’s largest business-to-business technology event.
This conference has grown to the point of needing to move to the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.
Along with the tracks offered in Mobility, Women in Tech, Infrastructure, Big Data with Analytics and IT Leadership, I participated in the Cyber Security Symposium. I moderated a panel of experts on Security – It’s All About Perspective. The panel had representation from corporate leaders, consultants and higher education. The panel members were Mark Krisak, Director of Information Security, HEB; Chip Meadows, Sr. Security Analyst, UTSA; Joe Oranday, Vice President, Enterprise Information Security, Frost; Steve Werby, President and Senior Information Security Consultant, Befriend.
Continue reading ‘Tips to Guard Against Hacks and Attacks’
It’s March Madness time, one of my favorite times of year. Maybe it’s playing college basketball brackets with friends and co-workers that has me thinking of infrastructure strategy in basketball terms. But anyway, it occurs to me that while backup and recovery isn’t sexy, it is critical — and not always a slam dunk.
With the holiday season upon us and another year coming to a close, we wish to express appreciation to our clients, partners and shareholders for their continued support of Layered Tech.
We had many accomplishments in 2012, all with the objective of setting the standard for what clients should expect from their PCI-, HIPAA- and FISMA-compliant managed hosting provider. Our extraordinary team of security and compliance experts worked day and night to understand the goals of our clients and solve their business challenges.
As the world’s largest sports organization, Special Olympics looks to transform lives through the joy of sport, every day and everywhere. In support of Special Olympics’ mission, Layered Tech’s Kansas City office is thrilled to be competing in and volunteering for the 2012 Kansas City Corporate Challenge, April 27-June 30.
By Jeff Reich, Chief Risk Officer, Layered Tech
It seems almost daily a new report emerges detailing how a company suffered a data security breach, resulting in the release of sensitive data for hundreds of people. To help guard against these attacks, companies can become PCI compliant, but it is not an easy goal to achieve and does not guarantee complete and total security. As an alternative, community clouds provided through third-party resources like Layered Tech offer security options and a path to compliance without the cost and labor issues present with in-house systems.