Solutions II Blog

CIS Controls and Ransomware

Posted by Kalyan Krishnaswamy on May 23, 2017 11:00:00 AM

I “wannacry” (couldn’t help it) when I think about the proliferation of the recent ransomware attack that affected over 200,000 systems in over 100 countries. Ruthlessly, this malware brought down rail and hospital systems alike. This is where it gets “real” and forces organizations of any size to evaluate their ability to mitigate such invasive and life-threatening attacks.

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Topics: Security, Ransomware

Ransomware Attacks in Perspective and How to Defend Your Data Against Them

Posted by Solutions II on May 17, 2017 11:30:00 AM

As the impact from this weekend's WannaCry global ransomware attack continues to spread hour by hour, let’s take a moment to put the attack into context and discuss key methods to protecting your data against such attacks.

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Topics: Backup and Recovery, BUR, Managed Services, Security, Ransomware

IOT: Convenience vs. Security

Posted by Matt Gourley on May 10, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Not long ago, IBM introduced their “Smarter Planet” initiative, and not long since, this has had significant impact on consumers. Marketing and advertising campaigns  started to appear in markets across the globe provoking thought and innovation. IBM has been leading the way with a host of other innovators to help transform the way in which businesses operate; Innovation has made terms such as Ondemand, sensors IoT common place, paving the way for products and services   to enter into the most safe-guarded sanctuaries of society…our homes. The question is however, at what point does this begin to infringe on consumer privacy and begin to sacrifice security for convenience?

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Topics: Next Generation IT, Security, IOT