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What is the data protection act 2018, and how does it affect you

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the toughest privacy and security law in the world. Though it was drafted and passed by the European Union (EU), it imposes obligations onto organizations anywhere, so long as they target or collect data related to people in the EU. The regulation was put into effect on May 25, 2018. The GDPR will levy harsh fines against those who violate its privacy and security standards, with penalties reaching into the tens of millions of euros. As a company, we must always be aware if we are breaking this law without protecting our customers' data or not being transparent enough with them. All those responsible for the use of personal data must follow strict rules called 'data protection principles. They must make sure the information is:• used fairly, legally, and transparently• used for specific and explicit purposes• used appropriately, relevantly, and limited only to what...

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How to prevent a ransomware attack

A ransomware attack is characterized by an invasion of a data storage system that steals and encrypts this data, keeping access only to the hacker and asking for a ransom payment for the user to regain access. Preventing ransomware attacks through cybersecurity best practices and regular snapshots is the best option. Learn more about preventing a ransomware attack. Simple and practical methods to prevent a ransomware attack As we mentioned above, you must take from the simplest to the most complex precautions against ransomware. Some of the most common methods to avoid an attack are: • Keep the operating system and technology stack up to date to avoid known exploits and vulnerabilities;• Invest in cybersecurity (such as InfoSec training, network security audits, and vulnerability testing);• Control access to protect files and data through administrator rights and privilege management;• Backing up files using regular snapshots and other data protection methods. Cohesity can...

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Improve your relationship with your user keeping their data safe

We are always thinking about growing our business more and more. We want successful business with many customers and users, many sales, and reach the whole world with what we do. The main point of this success is the relationship with the customer, the one that can destroy your image or improve it more and more through referrals. After the Cambridge Analytics scandal, Edward Snowden, and the creation of the general data protection law (GDPR), people started to consider the security of their data one of the points that make them consume and indicate companies. With this we have reached the point that if you do not keep your customers' data safe, these customers will not be happy. They will be subject to attacks and unprotected. After all, data is not just data data is people. Also, we talk about systems that work through data stored somewhere. If this data is...

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Data is not just data. Data is people

The lack of data security can culminate in cyber attacks and information leakage, which significantly affects the financial health of companies and their trustworthiness with customers. This is because data is not just numbers or stored names but is totally related to people and defines who they are, such as emails, age, phone number, etc. It is the why a law like GDPR exists to prevent people from being compromised because of poorly stored or managed data. What is GDPR? According to GDPR.EU, “The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the toughest privacy and security law in the world. Though it was drafted and passed by the European Union (EU), it imposes obligations onto organizations anywhere, so long as they target or collect data related to people in the EU. The regulation was put into effect on May 25, 2018. The GDPR will levy harsh fines against those who violate its...

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Cohesity Backup Solutions

Nowadays having data protection together with backup, helps to easily recover them in case something happens, and is indispensable for companies that do not want to suffer attacks on their Infrastructure, which we believe is the case of your company. To prevent attacks, create backups, and keep it safe you need a reliable solution like the one Cohesity offers. What is backup? Backup is the process of duplicating data and storing it in a secure place in case of loss or damage. Ideally, this backup copy (often called a snapshot) is immutable, meaning it cannot be altered after it is created to protect against mutations such as ransomware. We have 3 types of backups: Full backups – The most basic and complete type of backup. As the name implies, this type of backup makes a copy of all data to a storage device, such as a disk or tape. The primary...

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