Technology

The Risks Involved in Paying After Ransomware Attacks

Image by Pete Linforth from Pixabay Ransomware attacks do not necessarily end with the payment despite the huge sum of money involved, there are potential risks attached to the attacks.  A session at Gartner’s Security & Risk Management Summit has revealed that the average cost of a ransomware payment in Q1 2020 was $178,254. While the amount is on the high side, you should know that the downtime cost due to any attack was not taken into consideration. Depending on the size of your business and especially if it’s a midsize company, there are chances that you’ll not be getting all of your encrypted data back after you might have paid for the ransomware attack, the session went on to divulge. Paul Furtado, a senior director and analyst of MSE security at Gartner, was reported to have observed that “What we see is that about 4% of the data is non-recoverable.” What this boils down to is that you have lost both ways.  You have paid the ransom demanded but your data has been compromised and tampered with. It dawns on you that the guys you are dealing with don’t have an iota of good intention for you and your business.  Another thing…

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Technology

How Covid-19 Brought to Focus Risks to Your Data Privacy And Governance

Image by Hebi B. from Pixabay  There is no doubt that the Covid-19 pandemic and the resultant global lockdown have effectively changed the way businesses operate, which to a large extent, has serious impacts on your data privacy and governance. Out of the blues, organizations and their employees must adapt to a new way of working.  The aftermath of the radical change is that a lot of employees have relocated their offices to the home. While this may be a brand-new innovation to some organizations, a few had before the outbreak, been practicing flexible working for some time.  These organizations were more favorably disposed to adapt to the new world and way of working with relative ease. They were armed with sturdy procedures, practices, and had IT infrastructure in place to cushion the effects of working away from the office.  However, a lot of organizations were left in a sort of quandary, the change was rather impromptu, it was too much, albeit too soon, and they were not prepared for the plunge. As a result, they had to contend with data privacy breaches and the ensuing governance concerns.   Cybersecurity has been a burning issue even before the onset of the pandemic, but the…

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Healthcare, Technology

Coronavirus: Where The World Got it All Wrong

Image by cromaconceptovisual from Pixabay Coronavirus has succeeded in exposing inadequacies and shortcomings in our daily lives. As a result of the inadequacies, billions of people worldwide were under lockdown, thousands have died, and more are still dying.  Governments, businesses, and individuals have been thrown into confusion, facing an uncertain economic future. The world, whether developing or developed, was completely unprepared for COVID-19 despite our technological advancements in the areas of AI and machine learning, hence, we are suffering the consequences direly.  The coronavirus pandemic also exposed our ill-preparedness in how we have been handling our supply chains as well as security and privacy. A rundown of the following three very important sectors will bring to light where we failed and also a pointer as to what needs to be done since this may not be the last time we will be facing viral diseases. Technological advancement BlueDot, an artificial intelligence company, was able to notice that something ominous was in the offing and, therefore, went ahead to alert the world of a cluster of “unusual pneumonia” cases occurring around a market in Wuhan, China, about the midnight of December 30, 2019. The company likened the symptoms to those of the SARS, an…

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Technology

How to Avoid Buffering When Streaming Videos

Image by OpenClipart-Vectors from Pixabay  Internet streaming is an everyday common practice for almost every person. The technology of today has come to such a remarkable point that everything is at our fingertips because of smartphones, laptops, and computers.  Every tech-savvy or even just a regular user who streams videos on browsers, whether they are using Microsoft’s Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, or Google Chrome faces some streaming problems on each browser while streaming even if its once in a blue moon. As online streaming has become a common pastime and people binge-watch TV show seasons thanks to Netflix and other streaming services. It is very frustrating when you are watching a movie or even a short video and your video starts buffering in between the watch session.  It ruins the immersion that you had in a movie or a TV show. If you want to watch videos in high resolution like 4K, you must first ensure that you have an internet plan with the speed that can support 4k video streaming.  You must choose Mediacom internet plans that fit within your budget and are capable of providing enough download speed that you can stream videos in the resolution you want.  These are the…

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Marketing

7 Things That You Should Experience About Facebook Yourself

Image by Simon Steinberger from Pixabay Everyone has made a Facebook account once in their life, and like everything on the web, Facebook continues to grow to create a space for people from all walks of life. It has a variety of content like memes, photographs of your friends, and videos that you might like and can download using Facebook Video Downloader.  While you can easily Google things about the site, there are a few things that you must experience Facebook to understand.  1. Community  With a world population of approximately 7.8 billion, you can’t afford to be isolated, and that’s why Facebook is your stop to feel like a part of something bigger than yourself. Almost all of us have heard the phrase “everybody is on Facebook these days” at least once in our life, and it’s true.  With Facebook, you have the opportunity to connect with people from all over the world. The joy of connecting with an old friend can’t be put into words.  Users have been talking about the way Facebook connects people for years, but to understand how it feels, you need to log in and find your old friends.  2. You’re one-stop for content. There is content…

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