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Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month: Businesses can’t afford to overlook these security measures

The United States consists of 16 critical infrastructure sectors – communications, financial services, energy, emergency services, information technology, and more – whose services are crucial to the success and prosperity of the country. Sometimes, however, these services are taken for granted. Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month, observed in November, serves as a reminder for [...]

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The hidden costs of security breaches

What does a security breach or malicious hacker attack cost? For organizations that lack a fully resilient infrastructure, hidden costs can include operational interruptions, loss of customer trust, lawsuits and compliance regulation fines.  Consider the costs an organization can incur from ransomware.  In March 2018, Atlanta’s city government was hit with a ransomware attack, in […]

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The best of both worlds: Sungard AS Managed Backup – AWS Powered by Veritas

How often are you faced with making a trade-off decision where you need to make a sacrifice in one area to gain an advantage in another? A classic example in computer science is the space/time trade-off where a software program runs faster with more memory. Other examples include cost versus quality, spending versus investing, and […]

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A little chaos now & then is the best test for resilience

Resilience is “the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties, or toughness.” With the rise in both natural disasters and cyberthreats, today’s businesses must ensure not only their physical resilience, but the resilience of their IT systems so they can continually provide a great customer experience. But how do you know if you’re prepared for the […]

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Why customers will no longer tolerate outages like those at Delta, Cisco and Verizon

In recent weeks, we’ve seen several IT failures that left thousands of customers frustrated across the country. First, Cisco Webex experienced a complete outage, and users were still experiencing intermittent issues 24 hours later. The interruption was apparently caused by a rogue script that began deleting the virtual machines hosting the service. As Cisco put […]

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