Cybercriminals have gotten through some of the world’s best defenses. They’re often after data, corrupting it, and locking it up for payment through ransomware. No security strategy is complete until it takes the last step of protecting data with quickly available, full, uncorrupted copies of everything your business depends on [6.5 min. read]
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About Lawrence Strauss
Lawrence writes about networking and security. He's written for Bryley since 2015. Before that his writing made the technical accessible on behalf of EMC, UMass Medical, and several Massachusetts manufacturers. He was trained in HTML in the '90s by Easter Seals Mass, who hired him to code and manage its website. His tech interest goes back to Command-Prompting a mail-order clone and AppleScripting System 7 and has resulted in jars of dissected computers’ extra tiny screws.
Entries by Lawrence Strauss
Last month Bryley got an email about the work of Michelle Denio from a happy client [2.5 min. read]
Office 365 … er actually Microsoft 365 … keeps changing. Unlike when you could purchase licenses with three-year feature cycles, the Software-as-a-Service (SAAS) model with rolling updates means that every month we’re getting feature updates [6.5 min. read]
The barrier to ransomware entry has become so low. Ransomware is now distributed on the dark web like any other Software as a Service (SAAS, e.g. Spotify, Netflix, Dropbox). And its pricing starts at about $20 for a basic-level ransomware attack. Type “RAAS” or “ransomware as a service” in a dark web search engine. You’ll get pages of results. Most people think of hackers as geniuses. That’s far from true any more.
“People are one of the weakest links” in securing technology. Still organizations invest ten to twenty times the amount to secure the equipment and networks than they invest, “ensuring all people [using the technology] understand the organization’s IT security policy, procedures, and practices [4.5 min. read]
Whether your business is using G-Suite, Office 365 or another email server, the fine-print agreements release those providers from liability for anything happening to your email data. The reality is Microsoft, Google, etc. are liable for the infrastructure on which your data resides (i.e. if their data center goes down, they’re going to do what they can to get it back and running). They are not answerable for your data, including emails [4.5 min. read]
Bryley, a long-time Cisco certified partner, has recently achieved the Cloud and Managed Services certification
3-2-1 is the baseline standard for Backup and Data Recovery. In this scheme you have three copies of your data on two different types of media and one of those versions is stored off-site.
How many times have you heard that email is not secure? But it was always too hard to do much about it. Well, it’s still not secure: The security exposures are on the devices that have the account […]
Just as a business relies on email to do its work, it needs to make sure its email service is uninterrupted; and to maintain the information in its emails. The fact is there’s actually a lot going on under email’s hood