Smart Cities: What They Are and Why They Are Data-Driven

You've probably heard the term Smart Cities referring to technology-powered cities. Today, we will explain more about the term and how it will affect the future. What are smart cities? Smart cities are cities that use data analysis and technology to improve services for citizens, such as public health systems, urban planning, improved traffic, and sustainability among other things. A famous smart city that we can use as an example is the city of Busan, South Korea, which has been building the ideal smart city from scratch. For this, they are doing tests with 54 families who have provided their data for the research that helps in the analysis of data for the creation and improvement of the systems. Despite being a pretty cool case to watch, Busan isn't the only smart city to be built. Why data is so important for smart cities Data collection starts with the consent of...
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Indian airline suffers a ransomware attack

Last week, the SpiceJet airline had to cancel or delay several flights at the last minute due to an attempted ransomware attack . Many customers expressed themselves on social media outlining their disappointment with the company, and after a few hours the reason was disclosed. It was at first unknown if the ransomware resulted in data loss, but on the same day, the company disclosed that it was just an attempted attack that its IT staff had been able to mitigate and allow services to return to normal. Even so, many customers were still disappointed and continued to complain that flights were not normalized and had to wait for up to 80 minutes inside the plane for takeoff with the potential for flights being cancelled entirely. Events like this show us why we must have a robust ransomware protection strategy to prevent attacks and quickly regain control before we lose customers...
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The importance of protecting your company's data

Before the possibility of storing data on digital storage devices and the cloud, companies were already suffering from the loss of physical files – either through damage or theft. That's why there is a concern to keep data safe. Understand more about why you need to protect your data, especially these days. If you protect your data, you protect your intellectual property Companies of all sizes, whether multinational or SMB, all run the risk of having their products, services, or ideas disrespected by exposure of stolen data . Data protection solutions are key to protecting an organisations intellectual property from ransomware attack , providing a last line of defence. Data protection is an integral part an organisations core IT services. Data protection helps you grow as a business “I still don't have a very well-known company, so it doesn't matter. Right?" Wrong! The growth of your business starts to grow when...
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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...
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The Why you can count on Cohesity support

Imagine if you are suddenly no longer able to access your company's system, and you realise that this could be related to a problem with your data storage. You don't know what to do, and you don't even have time to solve it. You just need everything to work again as soon as possible, because otherwise all the work you've been doing in your business can be lost, delayed and generate a general panic. What you would need in such a case is fast and efficient support like Cohesity Support. Having support from your provider is essential. We know that in the everyday's rush, we ​​are very busy with tasks, and we don't have time to waste waiting for someone to come and solve the problem of the software or hardware we use, much less we can try to solve it ourselves. Cohesity offers 24/7 support to its users, avoiding any...
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