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Washington, D.C. – Any business collecting, storing, processing, or otherwise handling data containing personally identifiable information on European Union citizens needs to plan for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which comes into effect May 25, 2018.

Open-i Advisors’ new GDPR preparation service makes it easy and affordable to assess how web hosting and cloud computing providers collect, store, and use customer data. Our data consultants are experts on mapping the way your organization uses data, finding possible risks, and determining what steps you can take to mitigate risks. You’ll be presented with a document that can be either assessed by our partner lawyers or your own legal team.


We work with you to create a report that includes:
• A summary of risk points
• A map of data flows by department
• A list of suppliers and other third parties with whom the client may share data (or who may share data with the client) with their GDPR statements included as relevant
• A list of all found public privacy or disclosure statements, ready for review

“By working with Open-i Advisors, you can save time and money by packaging up everything you will need to hand off to legal counsel so that they can address your needs in as low cost a manner as possible,” says Open-i Advisors Co-Founder Christian Dawson. “Our legal partners are experts on GDPR compliance, so if you’re looking for a holistic solution we can provide that as well”.

GDPR preparation from Open-i Advisors provides data expertise when you need it, with a data-consultant led discovery process, to analyze how data is used across your organization. Our process is straightforward and simple:

Initial Compliance Check: We speak with key people at your company to assess your data privacy risks and measure your current privacy controls against the GDPR.

Data Discovery – Internal: An extensive register of your organization’s current data processing activities will be produced, along with a comprehensive visualization of the organizational data life-cycle in its entirety.

Data Discovery – External: Open-i Advisors will do a public search of statements made by your organization, including privacy policy, email submission forms, white paper submission forms, client sign-up forms, etc.

Final Compliance Check: Open-i Advisors will highlight areas of anticipated concern to consider business process changes where necessary, and to discuss with legal counsel.

This GDPR preparation service is offered for a reasonable hourly fee, which will result in a low cost for your company to gain all the insights you need to identify internal changes needed by your organization.

Find out more about GDPR Preparation for Hosting & Cloud Companies here: http://openiadvisors.com/consultancy/gdpr-preparatory-consulting/

About Open-i Advisors
Open-i Advisors is a consulting company focused on Internet-related industries. Its hands-on approach helps organizations manage their customer data and determine their optimum market focus using next-generation industry segment data gathering and analysis. Open-i Advisors industry-expert consultants offer their experience and leverage a process that includes the power of quantitative data to better understand and actualize client goals. For more information, please visit www.openiadvisors.com.

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CloudFest, formerly WorldhostingDays, is the wonderland of cloud and hosting industry. The mega 7-day festival has kickstarted from 10th March in Europa-Park Rust, Germany, and is now in top form with over 6500+ enthusiasts from the cloud, hosting and service provider industries taking part from more than 80 countries. The event is proving to be the ultimate platform for networking exchanges and sharing of the latest innovations and technologies in over 250 keynotes and panel discussions. It is the most happening days for the cloud and hosting industry professionals who have come together to explore and analyze the future of the data center, cloud, internet and hosting industries. Highlights till now CloudFest Hackathon The largest gathering and exchange of open source technology projects and knowledge – CloudFest Hackathon, just like its previous years, helped solve real-life open source problems. #CloudFest Hackathon #CFHack18 is in full swing. The biggest and brightest of the open…
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Lazarus Group, the North Korean hacking group responsible for WannaCry ransomware attack last year, is back again with a new campaign targeting crypto currency and financial organizations. The new campaign, dubbed HaoBao, has been discovered by cybersecurity researchers at McAfee. From April to October 2017, the Lazarus Group posed as Hong-Kong based job recruiters and targeted individuals with malicious emails in English and Korean language. Using these malicious emails, Lazarus accessed the environment of victims, and obtained insights to key programs. Now, the hacking group is using its phishing-emails-experience to attack bitcoin users and global banks. They send the emails with a Dropbox link attached to them. hxxps://www.dropbox.com/s/qje0yrz03au66d0/JobDescription.doc?dl=1 This Dropbox link contains malicious payloads, present in the document as encrypted string arrays. When auser click on the link, the payloads are decrypted in memory, written to disk and launched in sequence. Simply said, if the user clicks the link, a malware is installed on the system which scans the computer for cryptocurrency activity. In case, some activity is detected, it establishes a secondary implant to gather data for long-term. “The dropped implants have never been seen before in the wild and have not been used in previous Lazarus campaigns from 2017. Furthermore, this campaign deploys a one-time data gathering implant that relies upon downloading a second stage to gain persistence. The implants contain a hardcoded word “haobao” that is used as a switch when executing from the Visual Basic macro,” wrote Ryan Sherstobitoff, McAfee Analyst in a blog post. The attached documents in the emails had the last author named ‘Windows User’, and it was created using Korean language resources on January 16th. McAfee noted that a few more documents with the same author appeared between January 16 to January 24, 2018. Also read: India faced over 53,000 cyberattacks in 2017: CERT report Lazarus has a history of malicious activities and cybercrimes. Along with the WannaCry ransomware attack that crippled banks, hospitals and other business in May last year, Lazarus Group is also said to be involved in hacking Sony Corporation in 2014.

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SOUTHFIELD, MICH. – Nexcess, a leading provider of performance-optimized Magento eCommerce hosting, will be in Australia this February to attend MagentoLive Australia.

Nexcess’ team of hosting and eCommerce experts will be at MagentoLive Australia to meet old friends from the Magento community and connect with the hundreds of Magento professionals, developers, and eCommerce retailers who attend the most vibrant and rewarding Magento gathering in the region.


MagentoLive Australia is a fantastic opportunity for Magento retailers to discover how Nexcess’ Australia-based performance-optimized Magento hosting platform provides a low-latency retail experience to shoppers across Australia and the Asia Pacific region.

MagentoLive Australia takes place on February 22–23 at the Hilton Sydney Hotel in Sydney, Australia.

Nexcess will be hosting its famed Happy Hours at MagentoLive Australia, informal events that give attendees a chance to talk to the Nexcess team, ask questions, and learn some of the secrets to building a fast and reliable Magento store at any scale.

Nexcess’s VIP Pre-Drinks event, which takes place at the Hilton Sydney’s Marble Bar on Level B1 from 4:30 PM to 6 PM on Thursday February 22nd, is an excellent opportunity to get to know fellow attendees in a relaxed atmosphere before the hectic conference schedule gets going. After the conference, Nexcess invites attendees to a Post-Show Barbecue to wind down, relax, and enjoy some great barbecue. The Post-Show Barbecue takes place between 2 PM and 4:30 PM on Friday 23rd at The Zeta Bar on Level 4 of the Hilton Sydney.

“Since opening our first Australian facility in 2013, we’ve seen huge demand for performance-optimized Magento hosting in the region,“ commented Chris Wells, President and CEO of Nexcess, “We always look forward to MagentoLive Australia and the opportunity it provides to meet and learn from the Australian Magento community, and to share how our Magento hosting platform can help them take their Magento store to the next level.”

MagentoLive Australia attendees can expect a mix of technical and eCommerce-focused presentations from some of the most respected speakers in the Magento community. The Nexcess team is particularly looking forward to hearing Anita Andrews, Magento Director of Customer Success, talk about how machine learning can help Magento eCommerce merchants make better decisions; and Magento Lead Architect Anton Kril’s discussion of how Magento is adapting to modern web application trends.

Nexcess is a global Magento hosting provider, with facilities throughout the US, Europe, and Australia. Nexcess’ Sydney-based facility offers a comprehensive selection of managed Magento hosting solutions, including Magento shared hosting, Magento dedicated server hosting, and custom Magento clusters capable of supporting the busiest eCommerce stores, all engineered for unbeatable performance and reliability.

About Nexcess
Nexcess is a Southfield, Michigan-based Magento hosting provider, with data centers in the United States, Europe, and Australia. Nexcess offers a variety of Magento hosting services that range from entry-level packages to custom clustered/complex hosting configurations, with an emphasis on achieving maximum performance for high-traffic eCommerce stores. For more information, visit http://www.nexcess.net.

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A premier forum for executives from cloud, hosting, internet infrastructure and datacenter industry – Hosting & Cloud Transformation Summit 2017 by 451 Research, took place at the Bellagio Resort & Casino in Las Vegas between September 18 – 20. Just like every year, this year too, the event was a huge success, witnessing a gathering of around 500 cloud operators, managed service providers and hosters. The agenda was carefully crafted by 451 Research’s analysts and experts, which revolved around digital technologies like cloud, IoT and analytics that have the potential to redefine how work is done. The focus was to help attendees understand the dynamic IT landscape, identify opportunities and challenges to help them come up with actionable outcomes to seize the maximum market size. While the Day 1 of the event included analysts’ 1:1 session and networking exchanges, the Day 2 kick started with a powerful keynote led by Melanie Posey – Research Vice President and General…
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Hosting and cloud transformation summit (HCTS) 2017, is one of the biggest events for the web hosters and cloud industry professionals. This year, the event was held between September 18 to 20, at Bellagio Resort & Hotel, Las Vegas. The event saw a distinguished gathering of corporate leaders, industry visionaries, IT practitioners and financial professionals who talked about various technologies that enable the digital future of tomorrow. The primary agenda of the event was to explore market opportunities and strategies for cloud and managed service providers, datacenter owners and hosters that arise out of the increased application of disruptive technologies like IoT and data analytics. Melanie Posey, Research Vice-President, 451 Research’s Voice of the Enterprise, kick-started the keynote for the day 2 session. She discussed about the digital revolution powered by cloud and emphasized the importance of partners in this journey. She said that managed service providers will need…
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