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If you accept credit cards-simplify PCI-DSS

If your organization accepts credit cards, you are required to comply with PCI-DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards). This can seem ominous, so here are some tips to help you.

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Save money – protect your servers from heat

In a data center, the temperature should remain a constant temperature of 70-74 degrees Fahrenheit (21-23 degrees Centigrade) for the best system reliability and comfort levels. Many of the organizations I audit have servers running very hot—especially in the summer months.

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Is total IT security possible?

A participant at one of my presentations this year requested I tell them how to achieve, verbatim, “Total protection from employees able to reach or steal client data from work or home.”

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Is IT security stifling innovation?

Let’s face it—Providing adequate IT security needs does indeed stifle innovation. How could anyone argue with that?

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