When Data Breaches Turn Deadly

Unfortunately, in today’s digital world data breaches, ransomware attacks, cyberattacks, hacks, and insider threats among other technological perils are a fact of life. It is common knowledge that these breaches can be extraordinarily damaging with effects on the organization or … Continue Reading

Learning from the Capcom Ransomware Attack

One of the earliest and original gaming developers—and among the most successful—is Japan-based Capcom. Youths of the 80s and 90s are sure to remember Capcom for its wildly popular and long-lived game series, including Mega Man, Street Fighter, and Resident … Continue Reading

Gamers: A New Target for Cybercriminals

In the 1970s, a novelty appeared that would evolve into one of the world’s most popular forms of entertainment: video games. There were coin-operated arcade machines and limited consoles, such as the Magnavox Odyssey and Atari. Yet in this decade … Continue Reading

Failing to Backup Is a Fool’s Bargain

Today’s World Backup Day has its roots in a campaign started by hard drive company Maxtor (later acquired by Seagate) in 2005. Back then, it was called World Backup Month. Ismail Jadun, a technology consultant, has been credited with initiating … Continue Reading

Fire Shuts Down OVHcloud Data Centers

A fire at a French cloud computing services firm earlier this week destroyed one data center and damaged another, blocking access to millions of websites in Europe and around the world. A report by the Reuters news agency said the … Continue Reading

Gaming Industry Faces Growing Cyber Threats

The recent cyberattack on game designer CD Projekt Red has highlighted a common but largely overlooked cyber threat. We’ve seen headline after headline about malicious actors using the global COVID-19 pandemic to target overburdened healthcare providers. They’ve even tried to … Continue Reading

Lost Passwords Can Cost You a Bitcoin Fortune

Imagine storing the password to your online-only bank account on an encrypted portable hard drive that required a password to access. Then imagine that you forgot the password to the hard drive. Okay, not a great situation to be in, … Continue Reading

Financial Institution Data Storage

How Banks Can Protect Information in the Digital World

People assume that banks are secure by nature and money and account information is kept safe behind vault doors and secure computers. Unfortunately, that is not always the case in the digital world in which we live. Between online banking … Continue Reading

Data Storage and Security for Remote Workers

Obstacles to Storing Data Properly During COVID-19 Outbreak

While people worldwide are staying inside to limit the spread of the Coronavirus, that doesn’t mean that their personal or corporate lives have stopped. Microsoft reported a spike in the use of its “Teams” programs with over 44 million users … Continue Reading

Backup Solutions for World Backup Day

Why You Should Participate in World Backup Day

Imagine all of the digital files you have on your computer, your phone, or your tablet. What would you do if one day all of your files were completely gone? Your work documents, family photos, home videos and Office files … Continue Reading