The Gift That Keeps on Giving: 5 Critical Changes to Cybersecurity Policy

29 November 2017

2017 has been a particularly bad year for data debacles and cybersecurity breaches. Fortunately, federal and state governments, and companies—large and small—recognize that lasting, legislative change is required to prevent future cyber attacks and protect everyone’s data.

As we enter the season of giving, here’s what governments and businesses are offering to remedy past mistakes. The gift that keeps on giving? Progress in the form of policy change.

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CBL Pictures: Burnt Bytes and Backups

16 November 2017

Seen in the data recovery lab: fire-damaged laptop

Recently, we received this laptop for recovery. The fire had ravaged the client’s home, destroying the laptop, and the backup device sitting nearby.

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October: National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

24 October 2017

The annual reminder spreading awareness and action about cybersecurity

Self-driving cars. Artificial intelligence. Smart home technology. Voice-activated home assistants. Virtual reality. The stuff of popular science fiction is no longer fiction. The future isn’t ahead; it’s already here.

Once again, it’s National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM).

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Data Recovery on TV - Halt and Caught Fire

19 October 2017

halt-and-catch-fire-s04e09-data-recovery-004 - working on a hard drive in Halt and Catch Fire

We always love to see data recovery in TV and movies. Real problems, techno-babble, and magical solutions. One of our favorite shows is AMC’s Halt and Catch Fire, chronicling the rise of early 80’s IBM-compatible development right up to the information superhighway of the 1990’s.

We’ve covered this show before; back in the first season one of the main characters has to call in his wife Donna (a better engineer than himself) to help with a burned hard drive, and she saves the data, and the day.

In the series finale episode we see Donna again tackling data recovery, this time for her desperate and distraught daughter.

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Ada Lovelace Day

10 October 2017

Ada Lovelace illustration

Ada Lovelace was a 19th century amateur mathematician who is held up as a symbol for women in science. Her tale is a fascinating one and earned her not only acclaim as the ‘first computer programmer’ but a day honouring her and celebrating women in tech.

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