The federal personnel agency whose records were plundered by hackers linked to China says it has temporarily shut down a massive database used to update and store background investigation records. The agency says a newly discovered flaw left the system vulnerable to hackers.
Authorities are still investigating a hack that led to the theft of personal information from...
Joe Starzyk, Senior Business Development Executive for IBM Resiliency Services, discusses the...
Whether data is hosted on private servers or in a public cloud, every organization faces a litany of legal liability if they are ever victims of a breach.Experienced business continuity professionals understand that recovering from a data breach is expensive and can cause massive down time. They need to work with their organization's IT/DR staff to prevent them.
Bill Highleyman Managing Editor of Availability Digest, discusses placing trust in the public cloud and how specific examples of cloud failures, some by large and well respected companies, demonstrate that the technology still has a long way to go,
Cloud computing is an increasingly important IT option for organizations of all sizes. There are many different ways of sizing, configuring and implementing cloud based solutions and new security methods are continually evolving. Like every legitimate IT option, there are trade-offs and risks associated with the deployment and continued used of a cloud architecture
Chinese access to Google Inc.'s email service has been blocked amid government efforts to limit or possibly ban access to the U.S. company's services, which are popular among Chinese who seek to avoid government monitoring. Data from Google's Transparency Report show online traffic from China to Gmail fell precipitously on Friday and dropped to nearly zero on Saturday, although there was a tiny pickup on Monday.
Tim Mathews, Executive Director of Enterprise Resiliency for Educational Testing Service, discusses the impact the cloud could have on your BC/DR program, the risks it brings and why having an exit strategy in case data needs to be moved again is critical.
Hybrid clouds are making it possible for enterprises to take advantage of the mobility and convenience of managing some resources via the public cloud without sacrificing the security of managing critical applications and sensitive data within an on-premise private cloud. If you’re considering joining the ranks of hybrid cloud adopters, take the time to ask yourself some key questions to decide if hybrid cloud is right for you.
Chris Schin, Vice President of Products for Zetta.net, discusses storage capacity, how it is increasing and the difficulty that causes when backing up data. He discusses using cloud-based storage as a way to alleviate the ever-increasing amount of data most companies are faced with.
For many organizations, the project-based accounting approach, in which departments “buy” datacenter utilization based on specific project needs, is getting out of hand for both IT and the business units it serves. Virtualization should have made project-based IT simple and cost-effective. Instead, the four vCPU minimum required by Microsoft’s SQL Server licensing means history is repeating itself.
An international law enforcement operation has struck a major blow against the gang behind Shylock, one of the world’s most dangerous financial Trojans. The takedown, which was led by the UK National Crime Agency, resulted in the seizure of a command and control (C&C) servers, in addition to domains that Shylock uses for communication between infected computers.
Video: All Recoveries are Not Equal:Print and Mail Operations Often Require Additional ConsiderationJune 23, 2014 9:18 am | Videos | Comments
Chris Durfee, Director of Sales and Marketing for MailGard, discusses why some items, like print and mail operations, sometimes require extra consideration during recovery and why not all recovery projects are created equal.
Security is harder to maintain than it was a year ago according to a study done by KnowBe4. Ransomware, rapid technology advances and adoption of BYOD create a greater challenge for businesses to stay abreast of the numerous internal and external threats.
In a local government setting, a business continuity plan typically includes a section on vital records or essential records for daily functions, such as current agency policy, procedures, personnel files, financial information, employee contact information, vendor contact information and the most current documents being used for daily operations. What is not included is the protection of older records.
A mysterious glitch halted trading on the Nasdaq for three hours Thursday in the latest major electronic breakdown on Wall Street, embarrassing the stock exchange that hosts the biggest names in technology, including Apple, Microsoft and Google.
Officials at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas say they're working to fix a downed passenger processing system.
A massive technology failure forced the nation's third-largest carrier to ground all planes from coast to coast. The company blamed the breakdown on a "software issue" that knocked out both primary and backup computer reservation systems. Passengers took to social media sites to criticize the airline, which for hours could only apologize and say that it was trying to fix the problem.
Leaders from across the District of Columbia municipal government gathered last April for a summit on cybersecurity, where they agreed in writing on the need to improve computer safety training for its workers.
On my way to an ACP meeting last week I arrogantly refused a complimentary map of the area. “I don’t need it,” I scoffed, pointing to my Android smartphone. After all, Google Maps made paper maps obsolete years ago, right? I couldn't have been more wrong.
A fugitive doctor charged in the nation's largest prosecution of Internet pharmacies is getting off in part because there's just too much evidence: more than 400,000 documents and two terabytes of electronic data that federal authorities say is expensive to maintain.
EaseUS Mac Undelete lets Mac users quickly retrieve their deleted pictures, audio or video files, documents and all types of files.
A disaster preparedness exercise to ensure California's child support system could be run remotely went smoothly, except for one casualty: the names, Social Security numbers and other private records of about 800,000 adults and children.
The email and instant message archiving solution will be bundled and integrated with Alteva and USA Datanet's Hosted Microsoft Exchange platform.
The companies will provide document automation and data protection and recovery solutions for IBM i Environments.
I know we like to think we now work in a paperless society, but the fact is, we do not. There are still plenty of industries and processes that rely on hardcopy documentation for historical records and in support of daily operations. Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery programs often overlook these vital records as they focus on technology and electronic medium — I caution you not to fall into this same trap.