IT disaster recovery, cloud computing and information security news

Multi-state data storage is the future say researchers

Scientists at the Arc Centre of Excellence In Future Low-Energy Electronics Technologies have published research which says that  'multi-state memory' data storage, which steps 'beyond binary' is expected to become the data storage method of the future.

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In a remote work world, it’s time to move past VPN

In the initial rush to rapidly increase remote working as a business continuity measure to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic many organizations deployed an expansion of their Virtual Private Network (VPN). However now is the time to consider better solutions says Brad Peterson.

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NIST releases guidance on recovering from ransomware

The US NIST has published new guidance, ‘Data Integrity: Recovering from Ransomware and Other Destructive Events (SP 1800-11)’. This demonstrates how organizations can develop and implement appropriate actions following a detected cyber security event.

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HA protection for SQL Server critical applications: the human factor

Sandi Hamilton looks at the importance of considering the human factor when planning and managing high availability environments for critical applications such as SQL Server. She considers inherent organizational issues which result in continuity gaps and discusses the communication and documentation practices that can reduce failures.

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DDoS attacks increase by 151 percent in first half of 2020

Neustar has released its latest cyber threats and trends report which identifies significant shifts in distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack patterns in the first half of 2020. Neustar’s Security Operations Centre (SOC) saw a 151 percent increase in the number of DDoS attacks compared to the same period in 2019.

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