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How Security Leaders Might Minimize Human Error

October 8, 2019

A recent federal cybersecurity survey by SolarWinds found federal IT professionals feel threats posed by careless or malicious insiders or foreign governments are at an all-time high. Worse, hackers aren’t necessarily doing technical gymnastics to navigate through firewalls or network defenses. Instead, they’re favoring …


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Data Tampering: The Quiet Threat

August 23, 2019

For decades, data tampering has been limited to relatively simple attacks, like data corruption (which is immediately noticeable) or “cooking the books” to hide embezzlement or other financial failings. Of late, however, data tampering has been done with far more serious intent, such as redirecting shipments at …



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Seven SQL Server Signs the Illuminati Exist

April 1, 2019

The signs that the Illuminati exist are all around us. You can find their marking on our buildings, on our currency, and even in our music videos. The Illuminati thrive by spreading fear, uncertainty, and doubt (FUD). They’ve been using FUD for centuries to …



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No, You Don’t Need a Blockchain

November 1, 2018

The hype around blockchain technology is reaching a fever pitch these days. Visit any tech conference and you’ll find more than a handful of vendors offering it in one form or another. This includes Microsoft, IBM, and AWS. Each of those companies offers a …


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Don’t Get Bitten by Schrödinger’s Backup

November 1, 2018

There are two sayings you can find in virtually every article about data protection: “If your data doesn’t exist in at least two places, then it doesn’t exist,” and “If you can’t restore your data, then it doesn’t exist.” This is for good reason. …


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Do You Need an On-Prem Storage Vault?

October 15, 2018

Data protection has traditionally involved an on-prem storage vault, but as data protection solutions evolve, this requirement is becoming increasingly optional. On-prem storage vaults exist because if you do away with them, you eliminate cost and complexity while creating risk. Understanding how “cloud-first” data …


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Data Protection: Culture, Tools, People, and Roles

September 6, 2018

In my previous posts about Building a Culture of Data Protection (Overview, Development, Features, Expectations), I covered the background of building a culture.  In this post, I’ll be going over the data protection tools, people, and roles I recommend to successful organizations. Tools Given the volume and …


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