FAQ Friday: Top Security Questions from TierPoint Clients

By Brian Schwartz, TierPoint Content & Social Media Marketing Manager

John Stoker, CISSP, leads a team of security specialists and systems engineers at TierPoint’s Liberty Lake data center located near Spokane, WA. In addition to providing cloud and colocation services, they offer a suite of managed security services performed at client locations including perimeter security, traffic analysis and Web filtering.

For this week’s FAQ Friday, I asked him about the FAQs and issues he hears about from customers regularly. Continue reading

PCI DSS 3.0 Compliance

Using TierPoint’s Cloud & Managed Security Services

By Steve Sims, Sales Engineer, TierPoint Spokane

Vietual CardIn a recent poll conducted by American Consumer Credit Counseling (ACCC), 64% of consumers do not trust retailers with their credit card information. From 2012 to 2013, data breaches have gone up by 30% and the number continues to grow. In 2014 alone, we have seen 644 breaches and 78 million records exposed. This is another increase of 26% across multiple industries. To help combat this, the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) 3.0 were released this year, with a compliance deadline of January 1st, 2015. Continue reading

Alert Logic Cloud Security Report: Honeypots Deep Dive

By Jackie Hugele, guest blogger, Alert Logic

Every year since 2011, Alert Logic has been sharing threat research data that we collect from the thousands of organizations that use our security solutions in our Cloud Security Report. Our goal is to help organizations understand if and how the threat landscape differs in cloud versus on-premises environments so you can better protect your organization and yourself.

In our Spring 2014 edition, we added an additional data source: a honeypot network that we deployed in public cloud infrastructure across the globe. Continue reading