Will the GDPR Affect My US Company?

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Yes. That’s the short answer. But let’s take a step back to explain. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you are probably already aware of Europe’s new GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), a legal framework to help secure user data and personalization information. As of May 2018 – it …

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New Amazon AWS Storage Gateway (VTL) Virtual Tape Library Support

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NovaStor Announces Official Support for Amazon AWS Storage Gateway (VTL) Virtual Tape Library with NovaStor’s DataCenter Backup Solution NovaStor is proud to announce that Amazon’s AWS Storage Gateway now supports NovaStor DataCenter versions 6 and 7 with the Tape Gateway virtual tape library (VTL). Amazon’s Tape Gateway helps organizations make …

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Cloud Storage and Backup Data

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Flood, fire, natural disaster, malware, spyware, ransomware, hardware failure, theft, disgruntled employee and so on, there are a multitude of ways to lose critical data. But for the record, you can rest assured that the undisputed, heavyweight champion of data loss is, none other than “human error”, that’s right; you, …

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Atlanta Still Struggling Following Cyber Attack

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As of Monday morning Atlanta had still not fully regained control of their systems, a week and a half after experiencing a targeted cyber attack. Mayor Keisha Bottoms has described the ransomware attack as a “hostage situation”. With a large part of the network affected, a number of important systems …

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A Case for Encryption

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Does the security of your online cloud-stored data-at-rest keep you awake at night? If it does, you’re not paranoid and you’re not alone. The amount of data being stored online and in the cloud, will continue to grow exponentially. This means that more of our data, whether it is at …

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Own Your Backup Responsibility

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When it comes to a backup and recovery software solution, we all want the “all-inclusive”, “fully-automated”, “lights-out”, “set-it and forget-it”, “heterogeneous” software that makes our life easy, right? But after all the word buzzing has passed and the backup software has been implemented, we still will need to “do-our-job”. Something …

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Build a Relevant Data Retention Policy

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Do you have a well-thought-out policy for the retention of backup data and archiving? Does your current data-retention policy truly address your organization’s needs or was it more of an afterthought? Possibly your data retention was even a process inherited from whenever original backup jobs were created, a time when …

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Meltdown, Spectre and Your Backup Solution

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There has been a lot of talk lately about the newly revealed vulnerabilities called Spectre and Meltdown. (If you’d like a better explanation of what these vulnerabilities entail the most comprehensible article that I’ve found so far, that explains the situation in layman’s terms is located here. ) We understand …

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Data Protection in Educational (VS. Corporate) Environments

Securing data across a large network means dealing with challenges such as combatting ransomware infection, phishing and spam schemes, also threats that come from within. On the surface these threats are not much different from one environment to the next in the dangers that they present. Even the type of …

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