2016: Year of the Cybercriminal

US$1,000,000,000. That’s the estimated cost of ransomware to individuals and businesses in 2016. In the first quarter of 2016 alone, ransomware cost organizations US$209 million. Keep in mind that ransomware is just one type of cybercriminal activity. Although final numbers for 2016 are not yet known, based on the frequency … READ MORE

Brian Heckert January 4th, 2017

Data Sovereignty in the Cloud

The requirement to comply with data protection and privacy laws, like the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDRP) and Australia’s privacy laws, drive the need to evaluate where enterprise organizations are storing their data in cloud data centers. If your organization hosts your own data centers, this can be challenging … READ MORE

Mat Hamlin September 20th, 2016

Ransomware 101

Ransomware is a worldwide phenomenon that is affecting users all around the globe. According to a recent study published by McAfee Labs, ransomware growth increased by 58 percent for the second quarter of 2015. For all businesses, small or large, the question is not “Will I be a victim of … READ MORE

David Tye July 11th, 2016

Security or Protection: Which One?

Ransomware A long time ago I heard an anecdote that the highest level of security certification was given to a system that sat in a secure room and was isolated from a network. Today we live in a connected world, and that creates much bigger surface areas for security threats. … READ MORE

Vladimir Mandic July 5th, 2016

Trends in SaaS Data Protection Across the U.S. and the U.K.

Spanning by EMC recently published a report and infographic that presents findings from a survey that commissioned more than 1,000 IT decision makers across the U.S. and U.K. The goal of the survey was to compare the two regions in terms of software-as-a-service (SaaS) adoption, data protection and compliance. A … READ MORE

Melanie Sommer April 27th, 2016

What can SaaS do for you?

Today’s business owners face the constant challenge of reducing costs yet at the same time driving increases in revenue. One way a business can reduce capital expenditures is by utilizing SaaS applications. Not familiar with SaaS? Gartner defines software as a service (SaaS) “as software that is owned, delivered and managed remotely … READ MORE

David Tye April 4th, 2016

Three Ways to Always Show Your Customers The Love

It’s that time of year. Love is in the air. We may eat one too many of those sugary candy hearts with silly messages like “Call Me” or “Love U”. But sometimes all of this Valentine’s spirit makes us realize we may be channeling too much “Pepe Le Pew” chasing … READ MORE

Leslie Chunta February 10th, 2016
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