Data and Privacy: 2018-2019 Outlook: Data Centers and Security

Does your data center take security to the next level? In our latest e-Book, we address how you can best protect yourself from data breaches, the latest on privacy laws and more. To wrap up this particular e-Book blog series, we’re talking about common security measures you can find in secure data centers.

Hacking, malware and spyware are the most obvious threats to data privacy, and there is also the physical aspect of IT security to keep in mind. Data centers and carrier hotels, such as 165 Halsey Street, take security to a whole new level. Below are just a few examples of security measures that should be taken in a secure data center:

  • Top of the Line Surveillance Systems
  • Security Guards
  • Strategic Building Design
  • Access Control

There are many additional countermeasures employed by data centers. Check with your data center specifically on all security measures utilized.

Why choose 165 Halsey Street?

165 Halsey Street is a dedicated 1.2M sf data center/colocation/telecom carrier hotel with over 80 MW of power. The building has been operating a carrier neutral colocation business for more than 15 years,  and presently spans over 180,000 square feet with no MRC cross connect fees and direct access to over 60 networks.

Located just 13 miles from Manhattan, 165 Halsey Street is independently owned and operated and SSAE 16-certified. With 165 Halsey Colocation, there are no monthly recurring cross connect fees between customers, allowing safe, convenient and affordable interconnection.

Data and Privacy: 2018-2019 Outlook: How Companies Can Prevent Data Breaches

According to Gemalto Breach Level Index, data breaches compromised 4.5 billion records in the first half of 2018.If you guessed that the US comes in last place when it comes to these breaches, then you would be correct. The US is the most popular for attacks, “representing more than 57 percent of global breaches and accounting for 72 percent of all records stolen, though overall incidents are down 17 percent over the prior half. India accounts for 37 percent of the global breaches in terms of records compromised or stolen or revealed.”

Data breaches have a considerable, negative impact on a company’s customer base, particularly if the breach involves sensitive data. Not only do customers lose confidence in the brand and don’t feel that their data is secure, but data breaches put off new potential customers as well. How can companies best protect themselves against these data breaches? Below are just a few examples. To view the entire list, read our latest e-Book.

  1. Incorporate a cybersecurity specialist into the team.
  2. Keep all business and personal accounts separate, and encrypt all data.
  3. Continue to build awareness. Strengthen passwords and require both a two-step identification process and good antivirus programs.

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Data & Privacy: 2018-2019 Outlook – What’s Ahead for More Privacy Laws?

In our ongoing e-Book blog series, we’ve addressed GDPR, stats on the latest global data privacy and more. Today, we’re taking a peek into the future to learn what lies ahead for additional privacy laws.

As of March 2018, in response to the EU’s newly enacted GDPR, all U.S. states, as well as the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, have enacted breach notification laws requiring businesses to notify consumers if their personal information is compromised. These new and amended state data breach laws further define personal information and specifically mandate that certain information security requirements are implemented.

The expanding global privacy and security community will need to address the complicated data security issues in the coming year. The issues include GDPR implementation and related data transfer rules for the EU and globally, as well as practical and operational issues that involve putting best practices for new data and technology into place. Data professionals are strongly needed to become “effective stewards of company data, with appropriate consideration of individual privacy and appropriate business goals,” and companies must focus on the need to manage individual data, while dealing with the onslaught of legislative and regulatory overlaps and the need for effective integration of privacy and security controls.

If you’re ready to talk data security with a professional, reach out to 165 Halsey Street today.

165 Halsey Data & Privacy: 2018-2019 Outlook: Stats on Global Data Policy

With the intensity and frequency of ransomware attacks occurring in this day and age, it’s often challenging to keep up with the best ways to protect your business from these attacks and more. Ransomware, IoT and other  attacks are encroaching on businesses across the world and their threats continue to grow. Ransomware attacks are growing more than 350% annually and IoT are attacks skyrocketing, with attacks up 600% in 2017 alone. According to Gartner, it’s no wonder that information security spending is reaching well over $114b in 2018 with an expected growth rate of 8.7% in 2019.

“With information security spending expected to reach upwards towards $124b in 2019, the topic of cybersecurity remains one of the hottest in the tech and telecom industries today. A critical issue that spans the world, there remain several challenges, including a shortage of skills and lack of total control. Fortunately, with the focus so strongly on cybersecurity, leaders continue to take the reins in exploring the technologies and techniques needed to successfully confront cyberattacks.”

–Joseph Simone, President at Tishman Real Estate Services for 165 Halsey Street.

Below are more stats regarding predictions for security spending and risk management:

  • At least 30% of organizations will spend on GDPR-related consulting and implementation services through 2019.
  • Risk management and privacy concerns as part of digital transformation initiatives will drive additional security service spending through 2020 for over 40% of organizations.
  • Cloud-delivered security is becoming the top preferred delivery model for an array of technologies

165 Halsey Street’s new e-book will review the latest stats on global data privacy, what’s ahead for new laws and regulations, how companies can prevent data breaches and more.  Download today.

Data & Privacy: 2018-2019 Outlook – GDPR

GDPR. Four letters that most everyone has heard within the last year and a topic included in our latest e-book, “Data & Privacy: 2018-2019 Outlook.” What does GDPR stand for? General Data Protection Regulation, of which reinforcement officially began on May 25, 2018.

GDPR is designed to not only standardize privacy practices across the EU, but to influence how countries outside the EU design their own legislation around data protection and privacy. While GDPR applies to data captured and processed by EU-based businesses, it also pertains to  organizations outside the EU that processes personal data about EU customers in connection with offering goods or services to them. The implications if not followed? Fines can reach up to €20 million or four percent of total worldwide revenue the previous year, whichever is greater. We doubt that anyone would like to hand over a check for that amount, so we’ve provided information and some recommendations s for U.S. businesses on GDPR in our new e-book.

If you would like to read more about GDPR and other top data and privacy concerns of 2018, with an outlook into 2019, download our new e-book here.

Data and Privacy: 2018-2019 Outlook

Has there been a bigger topic in 2018 than data protection and privacy? From the beginning murmurs of GDPR to overall global data security concerns, 2018 has been a landmark year for data protection. In 2019, data privacy concerns along with global information security spending will continue to rise in excess of $124B, according to Gartner. Security leaders continue to assist organizations in utilizing technology platforms securely, with an aim to stay competitive and drive business growth.

As your business keeps pace with technology and data protection policies, make sure that you have the right colocation / data center provider on your side. 165 Halsey Street offers enterprises increased security, reliability, scalability and cost savings. The 165 Halsey Street facility is designed for continuous IT equipment operation.

This e-book will review the latest stats on global data privacy, what’s ahead for new laws and regulations, how companies can prevent data breaches and more. 

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Happy reading!

 

165 Halsey Street Tenant Breakdown

You might be familiar with our facilities, but you might not know the complete breakdown of our tenants. In this week’s blog, we’re happy to explore in a bit more detail about the customers we serve.

We currently serve over 20 Fortune 500 companies and a great variety of small to mid-sized customers. Our tenants are from a variety of industries, including technology, financial, government, healthcare and media. Our technology tenants, including top Fortune 500 companies, choose 165 Halsey because they have access to 60+ networks without cross connect fees and much more.

With our top notch security, financial, government and  healthcare industries can rest easy knowing that their data is protected. That’s why we have financial Fortune 500 companies and various small to mid-sized companies who put their trust into us. Furthermore, with our high reliability and connectivity, global content providers, including two Fortune 500 companies, can be certain that we can meet their colocation and connectivity needs.

Why do tenants continue to choose 165 Halsey Street?

  • No MRC Cross Connect Fees
  • No Bureaucracy
  • Affordable space, power and interconnection services
  • Building owners operate the colo business, leading to expedited service
  • Carrier neutral with all networks
  • 60+ networks

Click here for the entire list of networks.

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The Transformative Impacts of AI

In previous blogs we’ve uncovered the importance and impact of our data driven society. Today, we are ushering in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning and how both will have roles in engulfing our data driven future.

The textbook description, according to Encyclopedia Britannica, defines AI as, “the ability of a digital computer or computer-controlled robot to perform tasks commonly associated with intelligent beings. The term is frequently applied to the project of developing systems endowed with the intellectual processes characteristic of humans, such as the ability to reason, discover meaning, generalize, or learn from past experience.” Furthermore, a Spiceworks survey reported that 29% of the companies have adopted IoT, 18% adopted VR and 13% have adopted AI. It is expected that adoption rates will jump to 48%, 32% and 30% for IoT, VR and AI in the coming year. As AI becomes more widely accepted and used, it will bring an increase for cloud computing and data center capacity. Let’s take a look at the various use cases of AI below.

Cybersecurity

Machine learning is poised to greatly affect the rate at which attacks can be addressed more rapidly than that capable of a human. With the amount of data that’s spiraling around us everyday and the constant growth of data center networks, human hands will not always be able to keep up with security threats.

Smart Homes

Everything from having your coffee perfectly brewed to a stocked fridge and heating and cooling at the perfect temperature, AI and machine learning will become the backbone to your household. As smart devices become more of the norm, there will be a new era of comfort, all powered by artificial intelligence.

Autonomous Vehicles

According to MarketsandMarkets, “the automotive artificial intelligence (AI) market is expected to be valued at USD 782.9 Million in 2017 and is expected to reach USD 10,573.3 Million by 2025, at a CAGR of 38.46% between 2017 and 2025.” Furthermore, an IHS Automotive Electronics Roadmap Report, points out that there will be two main growth categories:

  1. Infotainment human-machine interface, including speech recognition, gesture recognition (including handwriting recognition), eye tracking and driver monitoring, virtual assistance and natural language interfaces.
  2. ADAS and autonomous vehicles, including camera-based machine vision systems, radar-based detection units, driver condition evaluation, and sensor fusion engine control units (ECU).

It’s clear that AI is leading the way when it comes to autonomous driving. We may be close to a future where there is no need for a steering wheel, brakes and more.

165 Halsey Street is excited to see where AI will end up, both in business and in our everyday lives.

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What’s Up With 5G?

What is 5G?

5G this, 5G that, 5G here and 5G there. It seems like all anyone is ever talking about these days is 5G and the transformative power around it. After years of planning throughout the industry, 5G is closer now more than ever to becoming a mainstream reality, showing itself at world sporting events like the Winter Games and the big football game.

It’s the next fifth-generation of mobile internet connectivity that comes with the promise of faster data download and upload speeds, additional coverage and more stable connections. The goal of 5G is to replace all existing networks used to connect to the Internet. Basically, everything you currently do on your smartphone you will be able to do even faster. It will enable working in the cloud, remote control of robots, VR gaming, and automation.

What’s the Point?

How often do you use your smartphone? When you look around, how many people do you see using their phones? The world is going mobile and data usage is only increasing. According to a recent IDC study, we will hit a total of 180 zettabytes of data by the year 2025. 5G will have the capability of better handling thousands of devices such as sensors, cameras and more. In short, most of the technology that is used on an everyday basis will only get better and faster.

The reality of 5G and the transformative changes that come with it are increasingly close to becoming an everyday reality. At 165 Halsey Street, we’re preparing for what’s to come and look forward to the future of technology.

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The Heart, The Data Center

Technology is pretty much at the heart of everything we do, and the world continues to become more and more digital. As we previously mentioned in our e-Book, an IDC study predicts that by 2020, we’ll have 44 zettabytes of data worldwide, as compared to just three exabytes in 1986. That’s not just a little bit of data, that’s a lot! So, if you think of your own heart, you probably don’t pay much attention to it beating in your chest on a daily basis. It does what it is supposed to do; pumping and receiving blood, day and night. Technology is similar to the heart. You might not notice or know how the technology you use is working, but it is and you generally expect it to keep doing its job, day and night.

How technology does its job is important. Enter the data center; the blood flow and lifeline to the technologies we use everyday. While the adoption of the cloud continues to grow, the need for on-premise systems doesn’t come to a screeching halt. Data centers have a strong heartbeat. It was reported by IHS Markit, who surveyed IT managers at 151 North American organizations, that most respondents expect to double the amount of physical servers in their data centers by 2019. Furthermore, Cushman & Wakefield estimates multi-tenant revenue growth will be 12% to 14% each year for the next two to five years. Another interesting find from the State of the Data Center AFCOM study was that a set of statistics showed that new data center construction will grow more than five times over the next three years.

As 2018 starts to come to a close and 2019 begins, the data center will remain a critical piece to many technology operations.

Talk to us at 165 Halsey Street to see how our data center can best support your business technology operations.