Security & Safety
A couple of weeks ago, I attended HostingCon with another XMission long-time team member, Grant Sperry. We had an incredible experience and I wanted to share a few of the lessons we learned: * Love what you do. Staying relevant and connected with your customer base means that providers need to focus on the components […]
Off-site backups are like a daily exercise regimen. They’re both obviously a very good idea but in the abstract seem daunting to implement. Certainly an off-site backup solution will cost a lot, both up front and ongoing, right? Actually, it might not cost as much as you might expect. If your business has a somewhat […]
What is SOC 1 (SSAE 16)? Not so many years ago, publicly traded businesses typically would conduct annual SAS 70 audits and feel content, knowing that an external auditor determined that their ducks were in a row. If they relied on a vendor in ways that might measurably affect their own internal controls over financial […]
What is the PCI DSS? The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) was developed by the PCI Security Standards Council many years ago to provide “an actionable framework for developing a robust account data security process – including preventing, detecting and reacting to security incidents.” While the credit card industry outlines policies and […]
As VP of Operations, I oversaw XMission’s recent SSAE 16, type 2 audit certification. Since this was our first such audit, we decided to limit the scope to the two products where customers would benefit the most: colocation and our Stackable cloud hosting product. In recent years, XMission has greatly expanded our focus on business […]
Recent actions by American technology companies have been disappointing to watch. For 17 years of XMission’s operation, we have consistently fought for the freedom and privacy of our customers. On many occasions, our customers have been attacked by individuals or groups who disagreed with what they were saying or publishing. Threats of legal action, unfounded […]
by Robert McMillan, IDG News Service One day after warning of a new attack on its Reader and Acrobat software, Adobe issued a security advisory Tuesday offering users some advice on how to mitigate the problem.
How much privacy do you expect while searching the Internet? If you expect complete privacy then you are in for a shock. I can assure you that the Internet did not evolve with your privacy in mind. Did you know that every search you make is recorded and archived by the search company? This is […]
Sophos reports that Apple’s new operating system Snow Leopard ships with a vulnerable version of Adobe Flash. Apple’s ‘Software Update…’ will not notify of this critical update. Please head to Version test for Adobe Flash Player to test if you are running an old version 10,0,23,1. If so, download and install the update.