31 March is World Backup Day, a campaign to persuade us to be more careful about keeping backups of our precious data. The day's catchphrase is "Don't be an April Fool" - urging us to ensure we all have good backups in place in time for 1 April by John Hawes on March 31, 2014
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It seems like it’s been a long time since the days of writing and filing papers by hand instead of using word or Google docs. It’s been equally as long since we’ve kept important information in folders or on floppy disks instead of its more advanced brother, the USB stick. In a world that is so digitally advanced, it’s hard to [...]
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This is really nasty stuff. What is ransomware? It is a form of malware (malware is a general purpose term that encompasses virii, Trojans, root kits, hijacks, ransomware, etc) that crawls your computer and any computers/ servers that are on the same network and encrypts all the data files it can find. It uses high end encryption algorithms which are not [...]
By: Ellen Roseman On Your Side, Published on Tue Nov 26 2013 This is the link to her story http://www.thestar.com/business/personal_finance/2013/11/26/back_up_your_computer_data_to_stay_safe_roseman.html I wasn't surprised by the article. I owned a security company back in the late 70's early 80's and I was continually amazed at the people that experienced a break-in at least twice before installing a security system. We rely on our technology so much [...]
Transporting your Backup Tapes, Memory sticks or Hard Drives offsite daily can create a huge liabilitymike2013-11-18T13:16:06-04:00
Companies have to be aware that certain client information falls under Canadian Privacy Legislation. By backing up your Data via a memory stick, Backup Tapes or a Portable hard drive then transporting it to and from work, you are leaving yourself wide open to liability and legal action if the portable device is lost, stolen or compromised. I recently listened to [...]
I have deleted the company's name to make a point as opposed to criticizing a competitor. Cloud-based backup services sound good in principle. The simplicity and convenience of having your data automatically copied to some server out on the Internet sounds like a good idea. Make sure you read the fine print, though, because you might not be getting the service [...]
Cloud computing: You can’t outsource your compliance obligations Even if your cloud provider is at fault should your company fall out of compliance, the law will come after you.mike2013-09-19T18:04:39-04:00
Computerworld - When it comes to moving functions to the cloud, there's no such thing as being too thorough. Trappler honored Thomas Trappler was recently named a "Cloud Luminary" by CA Technologies, along with Vivek Kundra, Nicholas Carr, Timothy Chou and others.Computerworld congratulates him for receiving this honor. Say you've got an application that's been running in-house but is now nearing end of [...]
Recently we are finding an increased interest among Canadian companies in making sure that when they do any work in the cloud that will involve document or data storage (what doesn't?) they want to ensure that the cloud and backup service is based in Canadian jurisdiction data centres. I think this is something which is more of interest than it might [...]
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