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Posts by Deborah Lamb

How to Solve the Problem of Ransomware in a GDPR World

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Lately, we have been engaging in a very concerted educational effort in two very important areas: ransomware and GDPR. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), of course, covers the protection and privacy of the personal data of EU citizens. Ransomware, certainly, is a nightmare. Attacks have been increasing and hitting cities with huge ransoms so they can start…

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What Different Industries Need to Do to Defend Against Ransomware

By 2021, cybercrime activity is predicted to cause $6 trillion in damages – but it doesn’t affect each industry equally. Several recent articles have identified the industries most frequently hit by ransomware attacks, so if you work in one of these fields, it’s time to get vigilant. Read on to find out if your industry has…

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Ontario Municipalities Still not Ready for a Ransomware Attack

I had a great time last week at the MISA Ontario Annual Conference in Niagara Falls. We chatted with visitors about privacy compliance and ransomware protection and made over 150 specialty coffees, thanks to our friends at LatteBooth. Hopefully, those who visited our booth took away more than just a complimentary coffee! Our ransomware solution…

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How to Stay Safe From Ransomware

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In the time it took for you to open this document and start reading it, a new ransomware variant has been developed. Every 18 seconds! And unfortunately, these new ransomware variants are intelligently developed and deployed. It is unlikely that your data is sufficiently protected to stop this new breed of ransomware. They first target…

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Compliance Is a Word You Are Going to Keep Hearing

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If you are not familiar with the new compliance regulations, it’s time to take note. Europe (GDPR), Japan (APII), Singapore (PDPA), and recently California (CCPA) have announced sweeping regulations governing personally-identifiable information (PII). The acronyms for these compliance regulations are almost as bad as the fines attached to them. Europe’s GDPR has fines starting at…

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Municipal IT Security Is Top of Mind at MISA Infosec, but Few Are Prepared

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The rise in cyberattacks on local and municipal governments was the focus of the recent MISA Ontario Infosec conference held in October, and we at ioFABRIC learned a lot. Unfortunately, what we learned wasn’t all good. The event attracts municipal IT professionals and managers, and we talked to most attendees about their information security strategies.…

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How MSPs Have an Edge on Big Cloud Providers

Recently a channel partner told me in no uncertain terms what their customers need. These are: No-hassle customer support Products that don’t need an IT expert to use The fewer products to manage, the better Over the course of the conversation we talked about how MSPs are making the most of these needs – and…

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Making Sense and Dollars of the CCPA and GDPR

If you’re a solution provider, system integrator, reseller, MSP, xSP, et cetera, you already bear great responsibility for helping your customers comply with data protection and security mandates. In fact, you are probably their trusted go-to advisor. Unless your head has been in the sand for the last year, you’re already aware of the GDPR…

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