Weak point in Cloud Storage . . lack of encryption

Think about how you handle your key databases & stand-alone data on Dropbox or any similar Public Cloud.

  • “Researchers found of the 82% of databases left unencrypted in the public cloud”
  • “31% were accepting inbound connection requests from the internet”
  • “More than half (51%) of network traffic in the public cloud is still on the default web port (port 80) for receiving unencrypted traffic”
  • “Nearly all (93%) public cloud resources have no outbound firewall rule

Wow – – I know our club members know better . . . but what about the 3 points that are controlled at Server-Side???   DMZ config???

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Medicare Scam Alert…

Medicare Scam Alert: New Medicare cards are on the way – Changes are coming to your Medicare card. By April 2019, your card will be replaced with one that no longer shows your Social Security number. Instead, your card will have a new Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI) that will be used for billing and for checking your eligibility and claim status. And it will all happen automatically – you won’t have to pay anyone or give anyone information, no matter what someone might tell you. Read more of the blog post by Andrew Johnson, Consumer Education Specialist, FTC, at: https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/new-medicare-cards-are-way