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When Disaster Strikes, Will Your Backup Be Ready?

By Deborah Lamb | September 10, 2019

Did you know that 140,000 hard drives in the US fail each week? If you’re in charge of protecting valuable business data, this number should scare you – especially if you aren’t certain about the reliability of your backups. Disaster can come in all shapes and sizes, from end-of-life hardware…

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Don’t Let Your City Be Held for Ransom

By Deborah Lamb | August 26, 2019

CSO explains why governments are becoming an increasingly large target for ransomware attacks, 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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The Full Story on Ransomware

By Lori Steuart | August 13, 2019

With the threat of ransomware always looming, you need to have a plan. Thankfully, we’ve got you covered. This toolkit of articles will help you get informed and get ready to deal with ransomware. The problem with being down Application downtime – from ransomware or not – affects many parts…

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Ransomware: Holy Sh!t, The Threat Is Even Bigger Than We Thought

By Steve Lamb | July 30, 2019

Not long ago I co-presented on a panel that still sticks with me. It was titled “Ransomware: You are Not Immune.” The title of the panel presentation should have been “Holy Sh!t, The Threat is Even Bigger Than We Realized”. I was there as the expert on how to protect…

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How to Solve the Problem of Ransomware in a GDPR World

By Deborah Lamb | July 24, 2019

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…

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Are You Compliant with New Data Privacy Regulations?

By Lori Steuart | July 17, 2019
If you have customers or employees residing in areas such as California or the European Union, you are on the hook to comply with some of the toughest new data privacy regulations introduced in recent years. Individual privacy and access to information has always been a highly regulated area of… Read More
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How Data Governance Addresses the Risks of Data Residency and Sovereignty

By Deborah Lamb | July 16, 2019

Do you have a solid data governance plan in place? Is it up-to-date? Do you have a process for achieving it? If not, you might be at risk aggravating the current data residency and data sovereignty rules and regulations. With your eye on IT upgrades, data management, and the constant…

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Are You Ready for Ransomware? Some Common-Sense Suggestions

By Lori Steuart | July 9, 2019

Do you know the signs, exploits, or attacks that could bring down your organization’s systems? Most IT professionals feel confident in being able to recognize an attack, but your users may not know all the signs – or the ways to avoid them! So here are a few common-sense tips…

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What Different Industries Need to Do to Defend Against Ransomware

By Deborah Lamb | July 2, 2019

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…

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