Preparing for GDPR: GDPR-Ready Backups

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GDPR is just around the corner. Are you prepared? AssureStor’s backup2cloud enterprise platform delivers GDPR-ready backups. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is now only a few months away. From 25th May 2018, your organisation will be expected to have aligned its operations to GDPR requirements. Are you prepared? In our previous two ‘Preparing for GDPR’ blog posts, we asked …

Preparing for GDPR: Addressing the Right to Forget

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The right to forget is one of the key components of GDPR. Do your backups allow for the straightforward deletion of specific identifying data? The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is coming sooner than you think. We’ve already published a blog around GDPR that gives you some areas to consider ahead of its implementation on 25th May 2018. But on …

Preparing for GDPR: Are Your Backups Appropriate?

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Data backups are an area you may have missed when preparing for GDPR. Does your backup provider meet GDPR requirements? The IT press is buzzing with blogs about preparing for GDPR. Many of these are taking a fairly ominous tone – you’ve probably read that GDPR will impose fines of up to 20 million euros for non-compliance. With such high …

Hybrid Cloud Backups: The Best of Both Worlds

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Why choose between the speed of local backups and the flexibility of the cloud? Hybrid cloud backups offer the best of both worlds. Cloud backup providers extolling the virtues of their services have often been quick to dismiss local, tape-based backups. You’ve probably heard them described as inefficient, unsecure, and difficult to recover from. There is certainly truth to this, …

Triple Security Backups with backup2cloud

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AssureStor’s backup2cloud platform protects data throughout its lifecycle with triple security backups. Businesses today dedicate significant resources towards securing their network perimeters. The risk of data breach has never been higher, and the penalties for suffering from a data breach can be significant. Unfortunately, however, backups can be forgotten when businesses assess their security preparedness. This can create a security …

backup2cloud Delivers Anomaly Detection

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By the time you’ve discovered a ransomware attack, it may already be too late to recover your files. Anomaly detection helps you deal with an attack, fast. Ransomware attacks are getting smarter all the time. Their attack vectors, payment mechanisms, and encryption methods are continually evolving, and this makes them harder and harder to combat. Recently, ransomware strains have started …

How to Protect Your Data When Using Cloud Services

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As more and more businesses move critical applications and files to cloud services, how do you protect your data from unforeseen losses? Organisations throughout the UK are adopting cloud services at an ever increasing rate. Where once there were concerns around support, functionality, and uptime, major providers such as Google and Microsoft have enhanced their cloud service offerings so that …

Recover Encrypted Files through Effective Backups

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If you’re unlucky enough to be infected by a ransomware attack, you can recover encrypted files by implementing an effective backup strategy. The threat of a ransomware attack is an unfortunate reality for organisations in 2016. The number of attacks has increased five-fold in the past year, and this trend is set to continue. Even with security measures and employee …

Data Backup Security: How to Secure Your Backup Data

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All organisations should consider their data backup security, although many don’t. In fact, your toner cartridges may be more secure than your backup data. It is critical that your organisation protects its data, both in flight and at rest. You have probably implemented data protection measures – such as firewalls and antivirus – to protect your live system data. But what …

SaaS Data Protection Safeguards Hosted Applications

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If your organisation is using Software as a Service (SaaS) based applications, you should implement SaaS data protection to safeguard your hosted data. When you utilise SaaS-based applications, your data no longer resides within your organisation’s boundaries or within the control of your IT staff. So how do you handle situations where you need to restore a deleted, corrupted, or …