I just found a very interesting blog post by Jerome Wendt, President & Lead Analyst of DCIG, Inc., an independent storage analyst and consulting firm. He started out with “The prevailing wisdom is that if you back up your data you can recover from a ransomware attack. While this premise generally holds true, simply backing…

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The latest outages of Public Internet Cloud Services, which affected millions of Microsoft Office365 and Amazon Web Services users in the US, is yet another example for why I am a strong proponent for businesses to consider a mix of Cloud and On-Premise technologies for hosting their data, commonly referred to as a Hybrid Infrastructure.…

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Today, the number of types of cyber-attacks which threaten the security of your businesses are endless.  We’ve discussed the greatest weakness in network security being users before, but the focus was in a non-acting participant being coerced into clicking on a malicious link or opening a dangerous attachment. We often focus so much attention to…

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While the reasons behind considering a cloud based network infrastructure may vary, businesses across all industries and sizes are turning to the cloud to scale their organization.  The adoption of cloud services is accelerating at a much more rapid pace than previously anticipated, with a considerable amount considering an Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) environment. But what are…

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We’ve all received unsolicited calls before, most offering complimentary services or attempting to sell a product.  However, a growing trend in gaining access to an otherwise secure network involves deceiving a caller into divulging pertinent information, or worse, control of their computer to install malware. How It Works:  This alternate approach with initiating a hack by…

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The term Information Technology (IT) Assessment is often convoluted because it is so often portrayed as the simple and easy process of scanning an organization’s existing network.  However, this could not be further from the truth.  It is important to remember that a formal Technology Assessment is not a Technology Audit.   The use of terminology…

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