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How to handle business continuity in a crisis

IT resilience ensures business continuity in crisis, but only if executed with forethought and diligence. Todd Scallan of Axcient suggests applying any of these six tips to make IT resilient.

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What 2017 has in store for cybersecurity

There is much uncertainty surrounding the security industry for 2017. Many of the trepidations of experts in the field are directly connected to what the nation’s next president will do. Find out what else worries them.

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Tips for maintaining security while employees are out of the office for the holidays

As workers are enjoying time away from the office for the holidays, hackers are viewing this slow down as an optimal time to attack corporate systems. To avoid having your organization turn into this holiday’s victim, security...

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Yogi Berra was never in the cybersecurity business

It's tough to make predictions, especially about the future. Except one: Your company will get hacked in 2017. Cyberattacks are so common and so discrete that it's virtually a sure thing that hackers will at least probe, and probably...

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4 top disaster recovery packages compared

There’s arguably no more important IT task than making sure business systems and data can be restored after a disaster. So we asked system administrators to identify the best features — and what’s missing — in four leading software...

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27% off WakaWaka Solar-Powered Flashlight and Smartphone Charger - Deal Alert

The WakaWaka Power+ is a durable, lightweight and compact solar charger that is capable of charging virtually any type of smartphone or small electronic device within just a few hours, and providing up to 150 hours of safe,...

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2017 security predictions

If you thought 2016 was bad, fasten your seat belts -- next year is going to be even worse.

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21% off Seagate Expansion 8TB Desktop External Hard Drive USB 3.0

Instantly add space for more files, consolidate all of your files to a single location, or free up space on your computer's internal drive to help improve performance.

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Incident response and our 'culture of winning'

Security professionals understand the immense value of a formal incident response plan, but management may not always see it the same way, especially as it may be viewed by stockholders or other interests as a "plan to fail". But...

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Best Deals of the Week, October 24th - October 28th - Deal Alert

Check out this roundup of the best deals on gadgets, gear and other cool stuff we have found this week, the week of October 24th. All items are highly rated, and dramatically discounted.

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Amazon resets customer passwords, while LeakedSource discloses massive update

Last weekend, and continuing on to earlier this week, Amazon sent password reset notifications to customers whose accounts were likely using recycled credentials. In somewhat related news, LeakedSource said on Tuesday they’ve added...

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Drones could help with disasters like Hurricane Matthew

Emergency personnel could use 'flying hot spots' to communicate in remote places where wireless antennas were lost or unavailable.

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Taking down the internet: possible but how probable?

Security guru Bruce Schneier reported recently that the companies that maintain the “backbone” of the internet have been under increasing attacks designed to test their defenses. It’s the kind of thing, he said, that could mean an...

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Crisis planning: 6 ways to put people first

"Planning for the 'what ifs' is not just about imagining events that are hard to imagine. It is about knowing which of your business functions will determine your ability to weather a crisis," says Bill Tibbo.

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Meteors, disasters and the diesel generators

In August of 2003 it was just after 4 pm and I was leaving a vendor event where I was watching a professional tennis match. I was looking forward to the weekend ahead with a light Friday on the schedule. I could not have known how...

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Backups aren't just for smoking crater scenarios

Every company I had worked for in the past was another piece in my continuing education. Along the way there have been some lessons that were recurring. One of the main ones was around backups. Time and again I would encounter the...

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The only three passwords your survivors will ever need

If you die or become incapacitated how would your spouse or friends deal with the digital waterfall of information that was inaccessible to them? How would they know all of your accounts and passwords? Would they be able to able to...

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Gmail outage for business users lasted over 12 hours

Gmail service for users of the Google for Work cloud-based productivity suite was down for over 12 hours on Wednesday, apparently affecting users in a number of countries including the U.S.

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