Samsung still rebuilding trust following Galaxy Note 7 recall

Samsung recently released the official cause of multiple battery failures that led to an eventual recall of all Galaxy Note 7 devices. The company cited manufacturing and design flaws in batteries from two different suppliers as the cause of the device malfunctions.

The Galaxy Note 7 recall costed Samsung an estimated amount of $5.3 billion, but […]

By |February 21st, 2017|Mobile, News, Risk, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Reported data breaches increased 40% during 2016

A report from the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) and CyberScout indicates the amount of data breaches reached an all-time high during 2016. According to the report’s findings, 1,093 data breaches were reported in the U.S. last year, a 40 percent increase from 780 during 2015.

Last year, the business sector was the most targeted, with […]

By |February 8th, 2017|data security, ITAD, Mobile, News, Risk, Uncategorized|1 Comment

U.S. scores C+ on annual Cybersecurity Assurance Report Card

Each year, Tenable Network Security releases a cybersecurity report card grading global enterprise cybersecurity confidence. The Global Cybersecurity Assurance Report Card interviews IT professionals about their respective companies’ cybersecurity practices, then grades the enterprise on preparedness.

The average score on this year’s report card was 70 percent (C-), a six percent decrease from 2016. The […]

By |January 25th, 2017|data security, ITAD, News, Risk, Uncategorized|1 Comment

HOBI News of the Week 11/14-11/18

Here is a recap of the HOBI blog for the week of 11/14-11/18

Study shows researchers can identify smartphone user qualities through screen residue

A new study conducted by researchers at the University of California San Diego analyzed the residue left behind on smartphone screens from previous users.

How leasing companies can benefit from Mobility Managed Services […]

Five ways IT asset management has changed since 2008

This morning, USA Today’s Tech section published an article detailing five ways the tech industry has changed since 2008. The five changes they listed included smartphones, social media, transportation, dating and streaming.

Within the past eight years, tech has become more efficient and convenient. People now rely on their smartphones, tablets and laptop computers to check […]

By |November 14th, 2016|Data Center, ITAD, Mobile, News, Recycling, Risk, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Local, state and federal officials are prepared for any election-related cyber threat

Local, state and federal officials nationwide are prepared for any potential cyber threat U.S. voters may encounter this Election Day. The Department of Homeland Security and FBI, as well as local and state authorities, have teams ready to respond to small and large scale voting threats.

This level of preparedness is comforting, but hopefully these resources […]

By |November 8th, 2016|data security, News, Risk, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Two environmental threats to data center success, and how to avoid them

Data center maintenance is commonly thought of as an internal process. While a large number of a data center’s success happens indoors, there are certain external events that can deter a data center’s operation. Here are two environmental threats to data centers:

Temperature changes

During the summer months or other unusually hot times of the year, data […]

By |April 14th, 2016|Data Center, data security, Risk, Uncategorized|0 Comments

The forgotten area of mobile data security

Mobile data security and privacy awareness is growing at a rapid pace. With the ongoing conversation about individual data privacy between the FBI and Apple and rising numbers of mobile malware reports, enterprises are focusing on mobile security more than ever. Focusing on security during a device’s use is becoming most enterprise’s top IT priority, […]

By |March 22nd, 2016|Data Erasure, data security, Risk, Uncategorized|0 Comments