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Connected Cars – from revolutionary to risky

From Apple CarPlay to Android Auto, parking assistance, internet connectivity, streaming media and traffic guidance, automotive technology continues to advance and serve as a computer on wheels for consumers.  However, along with these exciting features comes the need to protect from cyber security risks.  Adding cars to the Internet of Things will prove to be difficult and make vehicles a larger and more attractive target for cybercrime.  How do criminals …Read More

Helpful Tips for Dealing with Fire-damaged Media

With the wildfires raging in California, our hearts go out to those in the affected areas. Individuals and businesses in California’s wine country are experiencing loss on a catastrophic level, with some losing everything they have. Insurance will assist in helping to rebuild their lives, but there are many possessions which are irreplaceable. There is still hope for fire-damaged devices with lost data. If handled properly and brought to an …Read More

IBM Z: Tackling Data Breaches through Encrypted Transactions

Increase in Data Breaches With recent customer data breaches surrounding Equifax and Target Corporation in 2013, it is easy to think that cyber-attacks on sensitive and confidential data is now a common occurrence for large corporations.  However, IBM has recently launched a new mainframe data encryption system called IBM Z.  Research by IBM shows that nearly nine billion digital data records have been compromised since 2013 and only 4 percent …Read More

Hurricane Harvey: Helpful Tips for Handling Your Data

For what promises to be a long and catastrophic hurricane season, the wrath is just beginning with Hurricane Harvey on parts of the United States.  The 2017 hurricane season is set to last until November 30 and is said to be an above-normal season for the Atlantic.  According to Live Science, the region has a 70 percent chance of experiencing between 11 and 17 storms this season and between five …Read More

Why Tape Migration is Still Important

The magnetic tape is by no means dead. The advantages for tape media are obvious: low cost for the capacity and a long storage lifespan. Tape has been around for quite some time. In fact, it was the second storage media with the punch card being the first. No one could have imagined nearly 60 years ago that this kind of data storage would have such a long life. However, …Read More