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How to Stay Safe From Ransomware

By Deborah Lamb | May 13, 2019

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…

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Protecting Your Data for Compliance and Ransomware

By Steve Lamb | May 6, 2019

GDPR and other PII regulations have dramatically changed how companies handle and are held accountable for the data they collect. Consumers have been empowered to ask companies about the PII information they collect on them, and then have it erased. The Right of Access and Right to Erasure regulations means…

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Compliance Is a Word You Are Going to Keep Hearing

By Deborah Lamb | April 29, 2019

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…

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Backup Software and Intrusion Detection Aren’t Enough – Here’s Why

By Deborah Lamb | March 25, 2019

Theses are statements I often hear: “I have backup software, so my data is safe” “Our backups are secure because they are offsite” “We will know if we get hit with ransomware” Wrong, wrong, and wrong! Read on. That last statement stands out as famous last words to the tune…

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

By Deborah Lamb | November 7, 2018

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…

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Trick or Treat! It’s a Treat from Network World

By Steve Lamb | October 31, 2018

Thank you Network World for naming ioFABRIC on its list of 10 hot business continuity startups to watch! “Business continuity is about a lot more than natural disasters,” said editor Jeff Vance Denial of service attacks, ransomware and even network outages can undermine business continuity.” “The startups listed offer everything…

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Don’t Let Your City Be Held for Ransom

By Lori Steuart | October 22, 2018

ZDNet has reported that 19 percent of all ransomware attacks are directed at government agencies, and it’s no surprise why. As we discussed previously, small IT teams and small budgets set up some difficult conditions for data protection. City, county, and other municipal government offices are vulnerable for a number of reasons. They…

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A Backup, Untested, Is No Backup

By Lori Steuart | October 3, 2018

Backups are key to your data’s survival, but even if you have a backup, you are still vulnerable. Some of the biggest reasons are: It’s the first place ransomware encrypts when it infects your systems User error can delete the files or access to them Most backups aren’t complete and…

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How MSPs Have an Edge on Big Cloud Providers

By Deborah Lamb | September 25, 2018

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…

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