May 2017

May 2017

By Matthew Magbee If you, like me, are responsible for disaster recovery and business continuity at a global healthcare organization, there are few things you dread more than a successful ransomware attack. The recent WannaCry offensive, which affected healthcare in the UK, demonstrated that. If your disaster recovery plan or data management platform are not up to […]

By Patrick McGrath This blog continues the discussion of the connection between ransomware breaches and data privacy. Concerns about ransomware extend beyond backup and recovering access to the lost files.A ransom request could be evidence of a theft of personal data that provides significant exposure to privacy regulations such as upcoming provisions within the EU’s GDPR. GDPR would require […]

By Chris Powell In one year, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will become law in the European Union (EU). This regulation is the strictest personal data privacy regulation in the world and it will impact anyone doing business in Europe or having business involving European citizens. The GDPR requires businesses to visibly protect confidential […]

By Nigel Tozer This Thursday marks the one-year countdown until the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect, and the interest in the upcoming legislation is intensifying. It’s also catching on internationally, outside of the European Union (EU). At the March Cloud Expo Europe event in London, cloud was naturally the biggest talking point. I’m convinced more […]

By Patrick McGrath News sources have been extremely active over the last week with emerging details of the ‘WannaCry’ global ransomware attacks, using vulnerabilities taken from the National Security Agency of the United States. The impacts of the attacks are ongoing, with victims in more than 150 countries, including hospitals that have been effectively brought […]

By Lance Shaw Today your enterprise data management strategy naturally includes the cloud. Crafting a cloud strategy was the first essential exercise for any digital enterprise, but fine-tuning and adjusting the cloud strategy – and the enterprise data management strategy – is an ongoing exercise. The era of extraordinary hype about the cloud is officially over. So […]

By Commvault Your antivirus, anti-phishing and intrusion detection vendors all have their heads in the sand when it comes to data protection. And you need to protect yourself from their short sightedness! That’s one of the big the takeaways from last month’s Black Hat Asia conference in Singapore. And given last week’s unprecedented ransomware attack that affected […]

By Commvault Let’s talk about collateral damage and the innocent casualties of war. I’m not talking about Afghanistan, Iraq or Syria. I’m talking about the ‘WannaCry/WannaCrypt0r’ malware attack that attacked more than 150 countries and multiple utilities, government and healthcare institutions this past weekend. And, no, I am not trying to be cheeky or insensitive. This […]

By Kalyani Kallakuri Are you at the precipice of defeat when it comes to the thought of ransomware? Does the chaos that will likely ensue after a ransomware attack keep you away from your core business focus? At Commvault, we – on the heels of an extensive ransomware attack that affected more than 75,000 systems in 150-plus […]

By Gregg Ogden We’ve all heard the warnings from industry gurus about the potential threat of ransomware, but for multiple reasons most of the warnings went unheeded. Perhaps it was denial that it could happen, or at least happen to you – or maybe the constant chatter of threats had numbed your senses to the […]

By Commvault Today’s modern working world is far different from the one we grew up. Water cooler conversations, typed memos and in-person meeting defined the landscape, far different from today’s reality. Driven by a voracious appetite for information, and a millennial-fueled demand for borderless social work team collaboration, the ‘way we work’ has changed, and […]

By Jen Newman Cloud seems to be on everyone’s mind lately, but the focus seems to be on how to force cloud into your current environment instead of developing a Cloud-First strategy. To your executives, it’s about integrating the cloud into everything you do while reducing costs. At the IT level, it’s about what infrastructure (on-premises or […]