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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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What is “Data Isolation”?

Recently the Cyber Security and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) in the US, released a notification called “Shields Up”, warning companies to protect themselves from all possible threats to their data. This was due to the increase in ransomware attacks, that in addition to corrupting and stealing data, these attacks can take hundreds of resource hours to recover from.Data Isolation is the solution to this problem, but how do you isolate your data and what does the Cyber Security and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) say about it?   Data Isolation The threat of ransomware and other cyberattacks places a unique focus on how organisations leverage their backup data. If a ransomware or other attack corrupts production data, organisations need to recover rapidly and accurately to support their 24×7 operational needs. Modern data isolation techniques include immutable snapshots, virtual air gaps, role-based access & multi-factor authentication. A legacy approach is insufficient for the...

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