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Posts Tagged ‘Ransomware’

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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Protecting Your Data for Compliance and Ransomware

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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 companies need to know more…

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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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Don’t Let Your City Be Held for Ransom

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 have lots of sensitive data…

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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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The Scary Truth about Backups and Data Loss

75 percent of IT managers unable to restore
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 best practices for handling data…Read More

In IT, Don’t Be Afraid to “Trust, but Verify”

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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 should not be. Key to…

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