Is It Time to Rename Malware as Sneakyware?

Malware (Sneakyware) is the software that gets into your system and causes havoc, unless you detect it and neutralize first. To detect malware, a common approach has been to place suspicious files in a “sandbox”, which is an isolated space in an IT system. The idea is that the malware behaviour can then be engaged… Continue reading Is It Time to Rename Malware as Sneakyware?

FEMA or SBA Assistance May Be Available for Tornado Survivors without Flood Insurance

BATON ROUGE, La. — If you’re a Livingston or Orleans parish resident recovering from the recent tornado disaster but you don’t have flood insurance, don’t worry. You may be eligible for FEMA or SBA assistance. The disaster declaration on Feb. 11 for Livingston and Orleans parishes was a wind-related event. Damage is considered to be… Continue reading FEMA or SBA Assistance May Be Available for Tornado Survivors without Flood Insurance

Make the most of your cybersecurity plan by training your people

As with anything else in your organization, the way to ensure a job gets done properly is to educate the people that need to do the jobs. In other words, training is integral to any program. We’ve all been through the annual awareness training, where we sit and listen to, or read, the information on… Continue reading Make the most of your cybersecurity plan by training your people

H7N9 bird flu mutation found in two patients in China

The Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) ­informed the World Health Organization (WHO) that a H7N9 bird flu mutation was found in samples collected from two patients in Guangdong province in January. Not good. This is the first genetic mutation of the H7N9 bird flu virus reported by China. The mutation suggested the virus… Continue reading H7N9 bird flu mutation found in two patients in China

Starting a Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery (BC/DR) Program – Part II

This series is dedicated to providing direction for applying Project Management principles to starting a Business Continuity or Disaster Recovery (BC/DR) Program.  This is the second installment of a multi-part series.  In this installment we will focus on the Project Planning phase.  The first installment of this series can be reviewed by clicking here.  Subsequent… Continue reading Starting a Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery (BC/DR) Program – Part II

Veritas and Microsoft Forge Global Strategic Partnership for Data Management in the Cloud

At One-Year Anniversary, Veritas Streamlines Path to Microsoft Azure for Enhanced Data Storage, Governance   MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. & REDMOND, Wash. – Veritas Technologies, the leader in information management and Microsoft Corp. today announced a multi-year global, strategic partnership to help organizations use Microsoft Azure to optimize for hybrid cloud environments and to host Veritas’… Continue reading Veritas and Microsoft Forge Global Strategic Partnership for Data Management in the Cloud

Riverbed Introduces New Line of Products for the Service Provider Market to Enable Network-as-a-Service

New Service Delivery Platform offering will allow service providers to automate the deployment, control, billing and support of their virtual network functions at large scale, which is essential to their ability to grow revenue through the delivery of virtual network services   SAN FRANCISCO – Riverbed Technology, the SD-WAN company, today introduced the Riverbed Service… Continue reading Riverbed Introduces New Line of Products for the Service Provider Market to Enable Network-as-a-Service

Continuum’s Fully-Managed BDR Platform Empowers Itek Systems Management to Focus on Strategic Growth

Continuum Releases Case Study on Scotland-based Itek’s Use of Continuity247 Business Continuity Platform including Industry-Leading NOC BOSTON and FIFE, Scotland – Continuum®, the exclusive provider of the only vertically integrated IT service delivery platform that enables MSPs to scale rapidly and profitably, released a case study on Scotland-based Itek Systems Management’s delivery of 24x7x365 IT… Continue reading Continuum’s Fully-Managed BDR Platform Empowers Itek Systems Management to Focus on Strategic Growth

CTERA Introduces Zero-Minute Cloud Disaster Recovery for Remote Office File Servers

Exclusive Cloud-Side Windows ACL Enforcement Enables Seamless Cloud Failover without Requiring Expensive Redundant Hardware   NEW YORK – CTERA Networks today announced a built-in disaster recovery functionality for its cloud storage gateways that enables distributed enterprise to instantly and securely resolve local storage outages and ensure uninterrupted office operations and user productivity.   IT administrators… Continue reading CTERA Introduces Zero-Minute Cloud Disaster Recovery for Remote Office File Servers

BCI: What does the future hold for Business Continuity Management professionals?

The Business Continuity Institute With an increasing volume of conversation taking place around the concept of ‘organizational resilience’, business continuity management professionals are taking advantage of this to expand their own remit and improve their career opportunities. These are the findings of a new report published jointly by PwC and the Business Continuity Institute. The report – What… Continue reading BCI: What does the future hold for Business Continuity Management professionals?