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  • Key data security and backup tips for the next 12 months

    Even though one of the defining trends of recent years has been the decluttering, minimising and curating, (a trend which can apply to businesses just as well as to individuals and to data just as much as “stuff”), the fact still remains that not only is there a limit to how far we can go with the minimalist trend, but that some items and some data not only deserve to be protected but need to be protected for legal reasons,…

  • 5 Steps to Protect your Business from Ransomware

    May 24, 2018 5 Steps to Protect your Business from Ransomware    5 Steps to Protect your Business from Ransomware In 2017, ransomware became the 5th most common type of malware, with damage costs reaching $5 billion according to Cybersecurity Ventures.  What’s more, the damage is increasing, with costs up 5x since 2015 as attacks increase in number and sophistication. With 71% of companies attacked becoming infected and 1 in 5 never recovering their data after an attack, the threat is…

  • How data-over-sound is securing the future of the IoT

    We live in a world where everything is connected and, in turn, depends on being connected. Our businesses, our homes and our cities are intricately linked by the growth of IoT. And, increasingly, our children’s educational and play lives are also becoming more digitally-immersive. But, at what security risk? Stories about the threat and the potential fallout of cyber attacks on IoT and connected devices are increasingly hitting the headlines in the mainstream press. This is particularly the case when…

  • Four Big Benefits of Software-Defined Storage

    Four Big Benefits of Software-Defined Storage Antonio Pogliani Four big benefits of software-defined storage. Companies today are generating and storing more data than ever, and the trend shows no sign of slowing down. The rise of big data, the internet of things, and analytics are all contributing to the exponential data growth. Data has always been valuable, but retaining data for extended periods was more about disaster recovery, having an archive, or for regulatory compliance. As we move more into…

  • 30 Percent Of CEO Emails Have Been Exposed In Breaches, Leaks

    Thirty percent of email addresses and passwords belonging to CEOs of the world’s largest businesses and organizations have already been stolen and passed around online according to a new study. The data comes as part of research conducted by Finnish cybersecurity firm F-Secure, which investigated the availability of login credentials for email accounts belonging to more than 200 chief executives. Through checking the publicly available email addresses of the CEOs against databases of stolen and leaked credentials available online, the…

  • Vendor Q&A Series: Torjus Gylstorff, Symantec

      Describe your company in five words or fewer. Large cyber security vendor Related articles   Tell us about how your channel program works. Symantec’s Secure One partner program has two competencies, Core Security and Enterprise Security, designed to align with a channel partner’s selling motion. Core Security aligns to a transactional sale of popular security solutions. Enterprise Security aligns to a solution sell where more technical expertise and customer support is required. Both have access to Blue Coat solutions. The…

  • What’s ransomware, how do you protect yourself?

    Robert Ndlovu HOW do I protect myself from ransomware? For individuals the matters resolves around standard issues. First make sure you have an up to date and updated anti-virus software. There are dozens of vendors in this area from Symantec, Norton, Avast among others. This is for Windows operating system users. Linux users do not face the same challenges. But people just love Windows. Avoid clicking on links or opening attachments or emails from people you don’t know or companies…

  • IBM Wants to Encrypt the World to Battle Hackers

    Photo Credit: Connie Zhou/IBM There are only two types of companies, it is commonly said: those that have been hacked, and those that just don’t know it yet. IBM, the computing giant, wants to get rid of both. The company said Monday that it has achieved a breakthrough in security technology that will allow every business from banks to retailers to travel-booking companies to encrypt their customer data on a massive scale – turning most if not all of their…

  • World Backup Day highlights importance of protecting data

    It may not be a widely celebrated holiday, but World Backup Day — celebrated on Mar. 31, just ahead of April Fools’ Day — aims to encourage computer users to regularly back up their data. It’s a day all about #backup awareness, and getting more people to start backing up their computers if they don’t already, or — for those who do — to take a serious look at their backup strategy, and make sure it’s up to snuff. Hard drive failure is just one…

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