Author: Richard Bailey

Major SMS Company Hacked

Atlantic.Net is providing this security advisory as a news item. We want to reassure our customers that Atlantic.Net does not use any of these exploited products internally or in any of our service offerings.

On 27th September 2021, U.S. telecom giant Syniverse filed to the U.S. Security and Exchange Commission that they had been hacked. There is a good chance that you have never heard of Syniverse, but if you live in the United States and you have a cell phone, it’s extremely likely that your SMS data flows through Syniverse systems.

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Top 10 Linux Distributions

Richard Bailey October 1, 2021 by under VPS Hosting 0 Comments

The Linux Operating System is one of the most popular OSes available today and is built into a huge number of products you may not have expected to find it in. The Android Smartphone software runs on the Linux Kernel, and macOS runs on a heavily modified version of Unix (which is also based on the Linux Kernel).

Linux thrives in the business server market and is heavily utilized in Cloud Computing. It’s frequently used for virtual cloud instances, Kubernetes clusters, and Docker Containers due to being lightweight and super reliable.

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Top 10 Server Monitoring Software Solutions

Richard Bailey September 10, 2021 by under HIPAA Compliant Hosting 0 Comments

Businesses and organizations rely on large numbers of servers, both in the cloud and on-premise, to run smoothly to ensure that their services remain productive and reliable. Poor performance, or even worse, server downtime, can have huge repercussions, impacting company revenue, customer service, and reputation. This means that close monitoring of server performance is vital.

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Protecting PHI / e-PHI in the Cloud

HIPAA Compliance in Virtualization

Protected Health Information (PHI) is any personally identifiable patient data that specifically relates to a patient. This might be data written to medical files, patients reports, diagnosis data, medical insurance data, and so on. In most circumstances, ePHI is actually electronic protected health information (e-PHI) as it is stored on data storage in a digital format, often using a cloud service provider (CSP) who is a business associate of the organization. 

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HIPAA-Compliant File Sharing: Frequently Asked Questions & Top Considerations

HIPAA (the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) compliance is all about protecting the integrity of Protected Health Information (PHI), and a major part of the Federal law requires a wide range of security and privacy safeguards to protect patient data at rest or in transit according to HIPAA’s Privacy Rule and Security Rule. What this means is that when your medical files are traveling around cyberspace, it must be done with the utmost due diligence in an environment that is designed to protect against any form of a data breach and prevent an unauthorized user’s attempt to access files.

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What Do I Need to Do to Become HIPAA Compliant With Atlantic.Net?

Achieving a HIPAA-compliant status for your cloud environment is a much easier process when signing up with Atlantic.Net’s HIPAA-compliant hosting services. With this service, the majority of the cloud hosting responsibilities are picked up by the teams at Atlantic.Net; however, due to the nature of HIPAA compliance certification, there are a few parts of HIPAA that each of our customers must either be fully or partially responsible for.

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Kaseya Ransomware Attack July 2021

Atlantic.Net is providing this security advisory as a news item. We want to reassure our customers that Atlantic.Net does not use any of these exploited products internally or in any of our service offerings.

On July 2nd, 2021, during the run-up to Independence Day, we started getting reports of a major ransomware attack affecting Florida-based Kaseya. Kaseya is a technology company that sells software designed to simplify the management of your computer infrastructure. Their target clientele is small businesses with minimal in-house tech teams or managed service providers (MSPs) that manage IT for businesses.

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The Growing Threat of Ransomware in 2021

Atlantic.Net is providing this security advisory as a news item. We want to reassure our customers that Atlantic.Net does not use any of these exploited products internally or in any of our service offerings.

Barely a week goes past without a breaking news report about the latest high-profile business or government organization to be targeted by ransomware. Ransomware is everywhere, and cybercriminals are stealing business revenue in the form of cryptocurrency and hijacking sensitive data at an alarming rate. Ransomware is not a new phenomenon, but it has been growing into a serious threat over the last decade. Year after year, the threat is becoming more profound.

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