Organizations are managing a lot more data these days and that means more data to protect – but confidence is lacking in ability not only to protect it but recover from increasing disruptions and downtime. We’ve picked out some of the number highlights from a recent Data Protection survey.
“Based on the information provided, we believe that your personal information may have been impacted by this incident.”
Sound familiar? You and 143 million other people in the United States, the UK, and Canada.That’s right – Americans weren’t the only ones affected by the massive Equifax data breach.
It’s been quite a year for data breaches (many a result of escalating and evolving ransomware), but this situation was largely precipitated by Equifax’s negligence. Companies who feel they are taking extensive preventative measures can always do more. Being on the defense is not the same as mounting an offense.
The mobile app, Pokémon Go, is a global phenomenon.
Comfortably seated at No. 1 on mobile download charts for both iOS and Android users, the app has made virtual reality mainstream, prompting users to get off the couch and go explore the real world, but through a virtual lens.
However, people can collect a lot more than Pokémon.
We break down the basics of the game and look into some potential risks and threats to your data privacy, cybersecurity and more.
“April showers bring May flowers,” as they say. April also brings with it the frenzy of spring cleaning. This is the time of year when everything must sparkle, fit neatly into its predetermined spot, or go curbside. Everywhere and everything is fair game: your home, your garage, the interior and exterior of your car, your fridge, your office, and…your data.
Just like the clutter in your closet or garage, your data can be disorganized, old, poor quality, or redundant. Fortunately, de-cluttering your data will make your life (and business) run more smoothly in the long-term.
The worst has happened: the computer or server with your confidential and time-sensitive data has crashed. Panic starts to set in, and a quick call or visit to your IT support confirms that this issue is beyond the scope of your help desk’s services. It’s time to call in a data recovery provider. IT support probably already has a provider in mind. But what exactly are they going to do with your data? How can you trust them?
While hardware failures are usually stigmatized for being the main culprit of data loss there is another big factor: human error. Heads up this March Break if you’ve got kids home: school’s out and they’ll be logging more computer time than usual. Take a little precaution for any little human errors and prevent data loss from any little “Spring Breaks”.
In today’s high tech world we are often pressed for time. Speed, accuracy, efficiency are all at a premium. Taking short cuts are just a fact of daily life. However it only takes that one lapse in judgment, accidental deletion and you’ve got a major headache on your hands.