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How biometric technology is future-proofing tech operations

The rate at which we see technology advancing has perhaps never been as rapid as it is today. We live in a time in which processing capacities double every 18 months, 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are created each day, and the tech sector in the US alone has an estimated value of around $1.6 trillion. This rate of transformation has brought many benefits to almost every facet of our daily lives, from leisure and transport to education and employment, though it's the security industry that has enjoyed arguably the most meaningful advancements when it comes to future-proofing their operations.

CEO explains how Cove Data Protection exceeded his expectations

When Glen Buhler, CEO of Oxygen Technologies received the business case for Cove Data Protection, he could hardly believe it. He was even more shocked when his team implemented it, and exceeded his expectations. List to Glen explain how Cove Data Protection as a choice for backup is saving his company up to $250,000 a year and lots, and lots of time.

How To Store Employee Personal Data Securely and Why It Matters

As an employer, you have both a moral and legal obligation to shore up sensitive information about your employees. Sensitive information includes genetic and biometric data, medical records, SNNs (social security numbers), and criminal history records, just to name a few. Fail to do so, and you will open yourself up to loads of risk. Hackers are constantly on the hunt for applicant and employee data that they can further sell on the dark web or use to perpetrate fraud.


MSP's Guide to Customer Data Protection

Customer data protection is important to every business that wants to protect its financial security and its reputation -- but it’s even more important for managed service providers (MSPs). When talking to your clients, you’ll probably tell them that a huge reason why protecting customer data is mission critical is because their entire business depends on it.


Data Protection Methods for IT & MSP Teams

The two words that IT and MSP teams never want to hear are “data loss.” According to Business Partner Magazine’s article on data backup, “94% of companies that fail to recover from a major data loss do not survive, and 43% of companies never resume their operation after a major data loss event.” To prevent these disasters from occurring, IT & MSP teams rely on data protection.


The Key Principles of Data Protection (EU, and North America)

There’s no doubt that the typical modern enterprise generates large amounts of data that must be moved, analyzed, and safely stored. Because much of this data involves the privacy of users and customers, various laws and regulations have been created to drive strong protection practices. While these regulations vary a great deal from country to country, the underlying concept remains the same: keep data safe while making it available to authorized users when they need it.

How To Secure Your Business Digitally?

If there is one thing you should never handle with levity over your company, then it has to be your data security. There is a consistent record of data breaches occurring every day. And a Risk-based Security report claims data breaches exposed 22 billion records in 2021! That's a massive blow to the confidentiality of private and sensitive records! And the type of crimes these data thefts can be used to perpetrate is even costlier on companies and their customers.

SOC 2: Data Security For Cloud-Based Observability

As more companies adopt SaaS services over on-premise delivery models, there is a natural concern around data security and platform availability. Words on a vendor’s website can provide insights to prospective customers on the process and policies that companies have in place to alleviate these concerns. However, the old adage of “actions speak louder than words” does apply. Trust in a website’s words only goes so far.


Personally Identifiable Information (PII) - A Beginner's Guide

PII stand for Personally Identifiable Information, so protecting Personally Identifiable Information (PII) is a top priority for companies small and large, as well as government agencies. Companies are amassing increasing amounts of data on their employees, customers, and partners, making PII security more important than ever. It's critical to understand what PII is and how to protect it. Personal information can be divided into two categories.

Keeping repair manuals and parts lists private and current

In today's world, confidential data such as repair manuals, customer lists, copyrighted information, proprietary technology, price sheets, marketing plans, parts lists and more are important business assets that can be compromised if not secured adequately. In many cases, a prime exposure area is when confidential information is disclosed without proper document security in place.