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Backup or Disaster Recovery for Protection Against Ransomware?

Is Backup Alone Enough, or is Full Disaster Recovery Required to Mitigate the Threat of Ransomware?To pay, or not to pay? Is it better to suffer the pain and outage of ransomware – or pay up, and by doing so, end it?Like all such questions, there is no easy or simple answer. Can the affected organization afford a loss of operation? Does it have SLAs that wil
Publish At:2020-04-14 07:20 | Read:399 | Comments:0 | Tags:Disaster Recovery NEWS & INDUSTRY Incident Response

Acronis Acquires 5nine for Its Cloud Management, Security Solutions

Backup, security and disaster recovery solutions provider Acronis this week announced that it has acquired 5nine, a company that specializes in cloud management and security solutions.Acronis says this is its first acquisition since it raised $147 million from Goldman Sachs in September, a funding round that resulted in Acronis becoming a unicorn company wit
Publish At:2019-12-12 10:15 | Read:687 | Comments:0 | Tags:Disaster Recovery NEWS & INDUSTRY Cloud Security Data Pr

Value and Limitations of Vendor Telemetry and Reported Incidents

Threat statistics come from a variety of sources: reported incidents, vendor telemetry, internet traffic and dark web analysis. All have value, and all have limitations. Reported incidents form the basis of Verizon's Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) -- its limitation is that it cannot account for those incidents that contributors decline to repo
Publish At:2019-11-13 22:15 | Read:638 | Comments:0 | Tags:Disaster Recovery NEWS & INDUSTRY Incident Response

Revisiting The Concepts of Disaster Recovery and Risk as Organizations Move Their Infrastructure To The Cloud

The calculus for disaster recovery and risk management is changing. Most small businesses within the past decade would often keep many of their critical technology assets locally, perhaps in a server closet, or a centralized data center for multiple offices. They built their own “vault” of applications, databases, email, files, etc., often on a few physical
Publish At:2019-10-18 10:10 | Read:722 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cloud disaster recovery Risk Management

Dell Unveils New Data Protection Appliances

Dell on Tuesday unveiled new EMC PowerProtect appliances and announced improvements to existing data protection and recovery products.According to data collected by Dell, organizations last year managed, on average, nearly 10 petabytes of data, which represents an increase of 569 percent compared to 2016.The company wants to help organizations secure their v
Publish At:2019-09-25 12:00 | Read:1004 | Comments:0 | Tags:Disaster Recovery NEWS & INDUSTRY Data Protection Manage

The Current State of IT Resilience

IT resilience refers to a network or system’s ability to withstand the slings and arrows of life and operations, from human error to migration failure to natural disaster. Any of these unavoidable factors can disrupt or even cripple an enterprise. As a concept, IT resilience is closely related to security. A deliberate attack is, in a sense, a predicta
Publish At:2017-01-27 17:35 | Read:4077 | Comments:0 | Tags:Risk Management Business Continuity Cloud Cloud Computing Cl

2017 security predictions

From W-2 scams to WordPress vulnerabilities, ransomware, business email compromises, DDos attacks and allegations of a hacked presidential election -- 2016's been a hell of a year in cybersecurity, and it's not over yet.There's no reason to believe 2017 will be any better. If anything, it could be even worse as cybercriminals continue to push social eng
Publish At:2016-11-30 11:15 | Read:6152 | Comments:0 | Tags:Hiring Security Hacking Cyberterrorism Disaster Recovery

Companies complacent about data breach preparedness

The likelihood that companies will experience a security incident continue to rise every year. While most organizations have put a data breach preparedness plan in place to combat such incidents, most executives aren't updating or practicing the plan regularly, according to study released earlier this month."When it comes to managing a data breach, havin
Publish At:2016-10-28 18:25 | Read:4326 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Disaster Recovery Backup and Recovery IT Strategy

Taking down the internet: possible but how probable?

The hack of the Democratic National Committee this past summer, allegedly by Russia, prompted a political firestorm, but didn’t cause even a ripple in the US economy.But imagine the economic firestorm that would result if online attackers brought the entire internet down, even temporarily.You may not have to imagine it, according to Bruce Schneier, CTO o
Publish At:2016-10-06 07:25 | Read:3343 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Disaster Recovery Internet Cybersecurity

Gartner: How to make a digital risk plan and sell it to the board

It’s not enough for security pros to figure out how to protect digital enterprises from risks that can ruin the business, they must effectively sell it to corporate boards whose blessing is needed to authorize the plan, Gartner analysts told attendees at their Security and Risk Management Summit.With that in mind, three Gartner security specialists walke
Publish At:2016-06-14 20:00 | Read:3967 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Leadership and Management Disaster Recovery Backup

Business Continuity Management: Crisis Leadership

High-profile events such as data breaches, natural disasters and terrorist attacks are raising enterprise awareness of business continuity management (BCM). Leaders have a crucial stake in ensuring the continuity and resiliency of business operations in the face of interruptions. Unfortunately, many organizations still have not put into place the people, pro
Publish At:2016-01-25 17:05 | Read:5787 | Comments:0 | Tags:CISO Data Protection Risk Management Business Continuity Com

Malware Served via Anti-Adblocking Service PageFair

Hackers breached the systems of anti-adblocking solutions provider PageFair and used the access to deliver malware via the publishers that rely on the company’s services.PageFair helps web publishers measure and recover revenue lost due to ad blockers, which have become increasingly problematic for the advertising industry. The company says it serves more th
Publish At:2015-11-03 15:55 | Read:3811 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyberwarfare Desktop Security Disaster Recovery Mobile Secur

The InfoSecond, Oct. 12–16: Disaster Fraud, Attack Scenarios and More!

Disasters, SOCs, Attacks, and Dyre straits… it’s time for an all-new InfoSecond! In our latest entry, we touch on criminals capitalizing on disasters – and who they’re targeting, the three questions you should ask before setting up a Security Operations Center (SOC), connecting the data on attack scenarios using the latest findings, and how
Publish At:2015-10-20 15:15 | Read:2737 | Comments:0 | Tags:Fraud Protection Disaster Recovery Dyre Trojan Fraud Fraud P

Sony Asks Media Groups to Delete 'Stolen' Data

Sony Pictures Entertainment pressed media outlets Sunday against using data hackers may have leaked about the studio. In the letter sent to groups including The New York Times and The Hollywood Reporter, lawyer David Boies said the "stolen information" must be destroyed and should not make it to publication. The studio "does not consent to your posse
Publish At:2014-12-15 19:40 | Read:2788 | Comments:0 | Tags:Disaster Recovery NEWS & INDUSTRY Incident Management Tr

Sony Meeting After Hackers Vow 'Christmas Gift'

Sony Pictures organized a town hall-style meeting with staff Monday to discuss the massive cyber attack on the Hollywood studio, a day after hackers promised a big "Christmas gift." Staff were called together at its headquarters west of Los Angeles to hear how the company is responding to the ongoing hacking attack which has produced a string of dama
Publish At:2014-12-15 19:40 | Read:2817 | Comments:0 | Tags:Disaster Recovery NEWS & INDUSTRY Incident Management Cy


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