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TechInHandsOf all of the trends that have occurred over the last five years in the field of Information Technology, the rise of the portable computer has to be one of the most profound.

Never before have we been able to move our computers and data storage devices so freely.

Thanks to smartphones, tablets and the like, we are all connected to the Internet at all times. Yet how often is this perpetual connection a secure one?

Mobile Device Security is sure to be one hot topic as the calendar turns to 2014.

• The Cloud Concern

With good reason, cloud storage has gained steam as the new favorite way to store much of our data. After all, unlike an external hard drive, you can’t accidentally leave the cloud at your house next to a pile of dirty laundry.

As long as you have an internet connection, it’s right there with you.  Yet as we are becoming more familiar with the many amenities of cloud sharing and storage, so are hackers.  And therein lies the problem, as protecting the cloud is still a concept in its infancy.

• Problems with Mobile Devices

In an era where employees bring multiple devices to work, the BYOD phenomenon is blooming into a potential security crisis.

Plus, with Android-based tablets and smartphones challenging Apple’s lofty price structure,  mobile devices will become even more prevalent in the future.

The Internet of Things becomes problematic

By 2015 or 2016, some industry experts are estimating that between 15 and 25 billiion devices will communicate across the Internet. In other words, the Internet of Things has never has so many things inside its boundless terrain.

Just as PC’s are more susceptible to attack mainly because they outnumber Macintosh, the more mobile devices on the grid means the more opportunity for cyber attack.

• Beware of Information Pollution

Information pollution used to mean being besieged by your Facebook friends’ wedding photos, ridiculous selfies and poorly crafted prose. Now more than ever, information manipulation through various mediums threatens the safety of Big Data, which in essence threatens us all.

Black hat SEO has already waged war on search engines, and there is plenty of room for hackers to refine this tactic.  The main issue will be how to prevent attacks without compromising a user’s online information search.

• Cyber Attack Defense remains costly

It’s not secret that most security software—from file integrity management to basic firewall and antivirus programs—can be quite expensive; especially for businesses.  However, there are much more affordable options out there.

EzFIM can provide a top-notch FIM for you company at a fraction of the cost of its competitors.  And since teaming up with leading MSSP NetBoundary, you can get all the security your company needs in one complete, cost-effective package.

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EzFIM wants to ensure your money stays where it should—in your pocket.  We offer products that not only get your company up to compliance with PCI DSS, but also ensure the safety of you and your clients—at an affordable rate.  For more information on how we can keep your company’s clients secure, call us today at: (855) 393-4666, or email us at: info@ezfim.com.