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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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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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Making Sense and Dollars of the CCPA and GDPR

By Deborah Lamb | August 28, 2018

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…

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The Scary Truth about Backups and Data Loss

By Lori Steuart | August 13, 2018
In spite of how common backup products and practices are, one in five companies won’t be able to recover all their data when suffering from a data loss incident – ransomware or otherwise. Are you protected? Do you know the best practices? Our latest infographic shares the latest stats and… Read More
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In IT, Don’t Be Afraid to “Trust, but Verify”

By Deborah Lamb | July 30, 2018

So goes the adage, a staple of Russian wisdom brought to the west by former U.S. president Ronald Reagan (and attributed wrongly to many in the tech industry, including Bill Gates and Scott McNeely). More than 30 years later, U.S./Russian relations continue to be a thrilling drama, but data protection…

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