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The Must-Haves for Your Data Center Cybersecurity Checklist

March 12, 2019 / Maria Korolov

The cyberthreat landscape is changing faster than ever for data center managers. Cybercriminals pulled in record hauls last year from ransomware, business email compromise, and other nefarious schemes, and they’re expected to be investing some of that money in new attack methods and platforms. Nation-states aren't sitting things out, either, with Russian state attackers going after political targets, China going after trade secrets, and North Koreans busily stealing cryptocurrency. Attackers are getting smarter about getting around existing controls, said Marty Puranik, CEO at Atlantic.Net, a Florida-based data center and cloud provider. For example, half of all phishing sites now show a "padlock" in the address bar, he said, to trick people into thinking that they're secure. According to anti-phishing company PhishMe, in 2016, less than 3 percent of malicious websites used SSL certificates. The number went up to 31 percent in 2017 and is now at over 49 percent,...