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5 Songs for Erasing Data

How organizations erase data is almost as important as how they store it. Companies spend lots of effort, time, and money painstakingly protecting data throughout its life cycle, but when it comes to end-of-life data and devices, the same level of attention is rarely achieved. While data erasure is a very important topic that your organization should certainly be focusing on as part of your data retention and disposal policies, …Read More

How Long do SSDs Really Last?

Until a couple of years ago, many IT administrators and managers were concerned about the risk of losing valuable data because of a sudden failure. That’s why it took manufacturers a long time to convince the public that SSDs are safe to use, even when handling sensitive data. A NAND Flash chip based SSD is a totally different storage media than the traditional hard disk drive which saves its data …Read More

What to do in Case of Bitcoin Loss Caused by Hardware Failure

So called cryptocurrencies, especially Bitcoin, are all over the news. The enormous increase of more than 1000% in value over the last 12 months and then its 50% decline in the last 3 weeks, made headlines all over the world. Many governments officials, both in the western world as well as in Asia, are concerned and have warned private individuals not to participate in the bitcoin “gold rush.”  However, even …Read More

Always Encrypt your USB Stick when Traveling with Sensitive Information

USB memory sticks have become much smaller, can contain more data, and with USB 3.0, are faster than ever before. But due to their size, USB sticks have a downside: They can be easily lost. My partner recently went on a business trip to the lovely city of Freiburg, Germany, known for its famous churches and the nearby black forest. While having a coffee on the main market square, she …Read More

How to Protect your Bitcoin

Cryptocurrency has been a very hot topic in the news, especially in the last few months. This is due to the fact that these “currencies” have drastically gone up in value, especially in the last six months.  Bitcoin, the digital currency based on blockchain technology, has made a huge increase beginning after July last year with 1 Bitcoin being valued over $20,000 in December. Even though it is now starting …Read More