Understanding Twitter’s Security Enhancements Last week Twitter announced a significant security enhancement – enablement of forward secrecy on twitter.com, api.twitter.com, and mobile.twitter.com domains. The prime objective of this change is to deprive hackers of an important exploitation tool. Why was this necessary? In the past 18 months, Twitter, akin to many other social network companies, has come under several cyber attacks by hacking community. Though not publicly acknowledged, some of them may have lead to data breaches as well. Also in between a new adversary has emerged in the form of Govt. assisted programs like NSA. It is now widely
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Security Considerations While Moving To The Cloud It is always difficult to maintain in-house IT operations at the cutting edge of efficiency. Whether it is a question of getting enough budgets approved or keeping all stakeholders happy, life for technical managers is never easy. On the other hand, clouds have certain inherent advantages. Big cost savings, convenience, scalability, conversion of CAPEX to OPEX are some of the features that go in favor of cloud solutions. These can help an organization accomplish a lot in a short span of time. Not to forget that cloud service providers do a phenomenal job
“Always Be Testing:” Weekly Disaster Recovery System Testing Critical for Small to Mid-Sized Businesses Statistics show that most small to mid-sized businesses will experience at least one instance of system downtime a year, at an average cost of $74,000 an hour, according to Aberdeen Group. Unfortunately, only a handful of small to mid-sized businesses have ever even tested their backup to find out if complete recovery of their data, applications and systems after a disaster is possible. For those that do test, it’s often conducted infrequently — a result of outdated thinking that DR testing is time- and cost-prohibitive or
Backupify Launches “Spring Release for Google Apps” with Enhanced Backup and Recovery Features New cloud-to-cloud backup tools facilitate data management processes for large companies CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 4, 2013 – Backupify, the leading provider of cloud-to-cloud backup and recovery solutions for Software as a Service (SaaS) applications, today launched an enhanced set of backup and recovery features to support its core offering for enterprise-level organizations on Google Apps. The new “Spring Release for Google Apps” includes additional tools designed to provide more efficient ways for administrators and end-users to manage their backups within the complex internal structure of larger organizations.
Benefits of Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery Developing a proper disaster recovery plan is quite a challenging task for any type of organization, especially small and medium business segments. When a disaster strikes your business, restoring it can be a really arduous task. Many companies are implementing cloud computing services for their disaster recovery plan. Cloud-based disaster recovery can be described as a component of a disaster recovery plan that involves maintaining copies of enterprise data in a cloud storage environment as a security measure. Continuous data availability is an absolute essential at times of a disaster. With this wonderful plan, business continuity planning has become cost effective.
Harmonize The Best Capabilities Of Cloud And On-Premise Solutions What distinguishes the most innovative, dynamic backup and recovery solutions from the rest of the pack? Is it the benefits that come with transitioning from tape to disk? Is it shorter backup windows and faster recovery times? Is it the confidence that no matter where data is stored, it is totally secure and can be recovered right when you need it? Yes, it’s all of these. But a more elemental, evolutionary leap is underway. It’s the cloud, connected to your organization. While the cloud may not be the ideal foundation for