Hello Kitty data breach compromises 3.3 million records

Sanrio, owner of Hello Kitty, reported a database containing 3.3 million users’ information was compromised. The sites that were affected by the breach include hellokitty.com, mymelody.com and sanriotown.com. It is unclear how the breach was conducted at this time. Sanrio’s sites are popular among children and teenagers. This is the second high-profile data breach affecting…

90 percent of mobile healthcare and financial planning apps lacking security measures

Arxan, an app security company, reports 90 percent of the most popular mobile healthcare and financial management apps are lacking common security measures. These figures come from Arxan’s annual State of Application Security Report. This report analyzed 126 popular mobile financial and health applications. These apps lack basic security measures, with  98 percent lacking  binary…

Four tips for a successful data center transition

With the new year beginning, CIOs everywhere are evaluating current operations, and looking for room for improvement. Whether it’s taking the plunge and committing to a cloud-computing centric data center, or just overall consolidation, data center transitions are a necessary part of a successful data management scheme. A transition can be overwhelming without the right…

Tips for a more cost efficient data center

It’s no secret data centers are pricey. Between regular equipment maintenance, electricity and environmental controls, a medium-sized data center can rack up thousands of dollars in monthly fees. To maximize a data center’s potential, it’s important to stick to the best practices and regular maintenance to make sure your devices are functioning at their highest…

Happy HOBIdays!

As 2015 reaches an end, the HOBI team wants to wish everyone a merry Christmas and happy new year. We hope everyone has a restful end to the holiday season, and 2016 brings many opportunities for personal and professional growth. 2015 brought many new questions about new approaches to IT asset management. An increasing number of…