(The Hosting News) – Hacking doesn’t happen only to other people.
While the notorious Sony hack may have implied that the biggest targets are the most vulnerable, any organization can be a victim – and, perhaps surprisingly, an unwitting perpetrator.
So says Adam Stern, founder and CEO of cloud hosting provider Infinitely Virtual.
Stern’s counsel applies to IT infrastructure companies as much – or perhaps even more – than it does to users. On April 23-24, Stern will be on hand at SMB TechFest (http://www.smbtechfest.com/index.asp), at the Business Expo Center, 1960 S. Anaheim Way, in Anaheim, Calif.
Deploying appropriate security protections, with technologies such as clustered firewalls and intrusion detection and prevention systems (IDPS), doesn’t come cheap, Stern suggests, noting that many of the smaller players in the hosting business can’t and don’t make that investment.