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Learn more about managed security solutions and protect your organization. Cross-site scripting attacks leverage poorly configured web-sites that hackers compromise then use to redirect web-site requests from the intended, genuine web-site to a rogue web-site that can steal log in credentials and install malicious software. Exploitation of cross-site scripting vulnerabilities occurs when a company employee accesses a web-site they believe trustworthy, and unbeknownst to them are then redirected to a rogue web-site designed to capture account credentials and/or other important information submitted by the victim (who believes the rogue web-site is the intended and genuine web-site).

Unfortunately, since many rogue web-sites look exactly like the genuine web sites they copy, cross-site scripting attacks are often successful and cause extensive, costly damage to victim organizations. Any company employee that accesses Internet-based accounts to manage company financial information, work with partners, or download data, software and email, may fall victim to a cross-site scripting attack and unbeknownst to them, have their company account credentials and other information stolen.

Once the attackers retrieve the stolen credentials and information from their rogue web-site, the attackers may use the captured information to access company confidential information, and potentially even the organization’s internal networks.

Countermeasures that reduce the risk of falling victim to cross-site scripting do exist, however a regularly updated layered defense approach is necessary because there is no single solution that can detect and thwart all cross-site scripting attacks.

Contact us to find out how your organization can decrease susceptibility to cross-site scripting attacks through our managed security services by deploying and maintaining cross-site scripting countermeasures on workstations, servers, and network infrastructure devices throughout the enterprise.

Finding the right data storage option to suit the needs of you business can be difficult. The specific requirements of your organization will often determine the kind of cloud hosting you go with. One option you may find particularly beneficial is private cloud hosting. But what exactly is private cloud hosting? How does it compare to public cloud? Do I have to choose one or the other? Let’s take a look at those questions below.

Private Cloud Hosting

Private cloud hosting is essentially a way of privately managing your data storage. It differs from public cloud in that it is not shared by a third-party provider. Private clouds are a convenient, secure and easy to manage option for cloud hosting, making it a great option for companies with strict and specific needs. On the other hand, however, public clouds do have the added advantage of being faster and allowing you to pay only for the specific resources you utilize. There are clearly benefits of both options. Some businesses may even need to utilize the advantages of both private and public cloud hosting. That is where hybrid cloud hosting comes in.

Hybrid Cloud Hosting

Hybrid cloud hosting allows you to take advantage of the benefits of both options for data storage. It is incredibly flexible and cost-effective. If your business has more complex needs than what either option can provide, consider using a combination of both public and private cloud hosting for your data storage needs.

If you have any questing about cloud hosting, please contact us today.

What exactly is application hosting? Believe it or not, you probably use it everyday without even realizing it. Everyone uses smartphones and smartphones use applications or apps for short. The hosting for these apps has to happen somewhere and you are able to use these apps because they are made available to you through a remote cloud infrastructure that hosts them. That is where we get the term application hosting.

What are the Benefits of Application Hosting?

There are many benefits to using application hosting. Let’s take a look at some of those benefits below.

  • Low Maintenance: With application hosting, the only thing the client has to maintain is internet access. There is no software or hardware to worry about, making things very easy on the client.
  • Less Expensive: When compared to other options, application hosting is a much more affordable option. This is largely due to the fact that there is no software licensing to worry about. If you are looking for an inexpensive hosting option, application hosting may be a good option for you.
  • Low Risk: When it comes to application hosting, the risk is very low due to the fact that there is no need for long-term commitment, making it a great option for anyone looking for the freedom of the pay-as-you-go approach.

WHOA.com is your source for secure cloud computing solutions. If you would like to learn more about application hosting or about the other services we provide, please contact us. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

 

Due to the trend of virtualization, companies are reluctant to change their hardware every five years. They see in software-as-a-service (SaaS) offerings an alternative. In the past security concerns were the biggest roadblock in the mainstream implementation of cloud services.

Tim Prendergast, CEO of Evident.io, states that today it is widely recognized that security in cloud services is strong.  Scott Chasin, CEO of ProtectWise, adds that security will become a utility because of the cloud. Cloud security in 2017 offer advantages in the area of security through features like storage options, scalability and ease of deployment. Due to the use of equivalent technology, the cloud also allows small companies to compete with large businesses.

Infrastructure-as-a-service (Iaas) is growing quickly among companies in need of security. RightScale’s 2016 State of the Cloud report says that close to three-quarters of small-to-midsize businesses run at least one application in major sources of cloud data. As a response to this, criminal hackers see IaaS platforms as a target for their malware and attack networks. Some worry that dependency on cloud providers can hurt businesses in the long run.

Stan Black, CSO at Citrix, believes that companies that offer cloud data and access management will be continuously under attack. There are other people like Glenn Weinstein, senior vice president of global services and CISO at Appirio, that think that cloud migration is a strategy of risk mitigation for many companies.

Instead of investing in systems for network defense, companies delegate these responsibilities to cloud providers. Weinstein states that CISO will reduce security risks by gradually eliminating storage responsibilities of desktops and laptops. Laptop vendors will follow the Chromebook model of using short-term storage for the user-writeable portion of the hard drive.

To learn more about the cloud and what it can offer your company contact us.

 

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