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Virtualization and its Inherent Security Threats

Posted by Stephanie Aldrich on April 7, 2016

Virtualization is one of the core components of cloud computing, as it provides scalability and flexibility by enabling cloud service providers to emulate a hardware platform that is agnostic to both operating system and user workload to run different applications. The inherent security threats in virtualization include: communication blind spots, mixed trust level virtual machines, and inter virtual machine attacks.

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Topics: cloud service provider, cloud computing, data security, virtualization, cloud service

How Worried is Your Database Administrator?

Posted by Stephanie Aldrich on February 9, 2016

If your database administrator is having sleepless nights, chances are, they may not have the right backup and data security solutions. Business leadership can sometimes be lulled into a false sense of security in thinking that their employees won’t steal or provide unauthorized access to company data. However, many studies show that most data loss can be attributed to authorized system users who unintentionally opened the system to a breach. Given this fact and the challenges of keeping IT systems up-to-date, many IT Administrators live with a constant consciousness of the risks and impending blame of data loss.

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Topics: data loss, online backup, cloud backup, online backup service, cloud backup service, cloud backup providers, data security

Common Data Related Mistakes and How To Avoid Them - Part II

Posted by Stephanie Aldrich on January 19, 2016

In Part I, we discussed common data related mistakes companies make such as: process short-cuts due to budget constraints, an attitude of "it won't happen to us", and poor data integration. In part II, we will discuss some more common mistakes:

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Topics: data backup, disaster recovery, online backup, cloud backup, data security, mission-critical data

Common Data Related Mistakes and How To Avoid Them - Part I

Posted by Stephanie Aldrich on January 14, 2016

Are you ready for the unexpected? Successful businesses are run by smart people who learn from mistakes – the things they didn’t expect. Many companies make mistakes with IT planning, especially, if they don’t have skilled IT staff or resources in house. Here are some of the common mistakes that many small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) make and what you can learn to, hopefully, avoid them.

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Topics: data backup, disaster recovery, cloud backup, cloud backup service, data security

Data Breaches and Security Incidents

Posted by Stephanie Aldrich on January 7, 2016

If you thought security breaches are something that happens to others and never to your enterprise, you need to think again. Security breaches are more common than you think! It could happen to your company as easily as it can happen to others!

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Topics: data breach, online backup, Data Storage, online backup service, data security, security incidents

Intentional and Unintentional Data Leakage

Posted by Stephanie Aldrich on January 5, 2016

According to an InfoWatch report, there were 1,395 cases of data leaks in 2014. The report revealed that due to insiders' actions, 350 million personal data records have been compromised, representing about 73% of the leaks. When you further break these figures by guilty persons, 54% were caused by employees, 26% by intruders, and the rest were by contractors, managers, system administrators, former employees, and other unknown entities.

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Topics: data backup, cloud computing, Data Storage, cloud backup, data leaks, data security

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