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Ransomware: the growing attack mode of choice

Ransomware has become the security attack mode of choice for many cyber criminals today. And it’s no wonder, considering how easy and inexpensive it is to launch these types of attacks. In fact, just about …

Avoid becoming the next data breach victim

In the last year, some of the biggest companies in the world were plagued by equally massive security breaches – making it clear that organizations and IT teams of all sizes are in need of …

How to build a recovery plan for virtual data

When ransomware strikes, there are multiple phases to recovery: the first is detecting that an issue is happening and stopping it, the second is figuring out what happened, and the third is creating a recovery …

Is your data security strategy a fixer upper?

There are two things that I do passionately outside of work: home improvement projects and offshore fishing. I approach them both with an intensity that can be scary at times. I’m very competitive, but that’s …

How to keep customer data safe this Black Friday

Black Friday is just around the corner. While shoppers across the nation are beginning to think about scoring the best deals for this season’s hottest holiday gifts, retailers should focus on keeping their customers’ information …

October news roundup: Scary security stories

Ghosts, ghouls and goblins weren’t the only things to be scared of this October. From cyberattacks to major data breaches that exposed the information of millions, data security (or the lack thereof) was an active …

Holes in your security blanket

When I talk to IT folks about how they are protecting their data, I get some interesting answers. Part of this is because there are lots of shades of gray in the answers, and lots …