A lot of time and effort is spent on building up data that is stored on your computer. Within the blink of an eye it can all disappear and you can fall victim to these cyberattacks. Knowing the actions to take to prevent ransomware can protect your computer from these nasty invasions.
Ransomware, devastating to your business, online extortion that has reached epic worldwide proportions.
Most of us have heard stories about someone outside our circle of friends or even in our networks that has fallen prey to, the now common, “Ransomware”. We might even know someone who has been affected by it directly. Those of us who know the dangers know the only true way to protect against being victimized by Ransomware. This article will explain what you need to know to protect yourself against Ransomware. Let’s answer a few questions to help our understanding of this infamous malware that is so debilitating.
What exactly is Ransomware?
Ransomware is very simply a malware that, once covertly installed on a victim’s computer, executes tasks that will essentially encrypt your data using a password you don’t immediately have access to. What that looks like is the sudden onset of “something” that has turned your files, data and programs into mumbo jumbo you cannot read nor understand.
There is another, less common type of ransomware called Locker software which is easier to recover but still can provide devastating costs and results.
Ease of use, unlimited storage, and access from anywhere in the world – the benefits of cloud computing are many; but as such can mean added threats. The Cloud Security Alliance has come up with a list of issues that pose a serious threat to cloud computing. Let’s have a look at each of them.
Quick adoption of the latest advancements in technology is a surefire way to increase productivity and profit. One domain of technology that is gaining momentum in our current corporate world is cloud computing. One advantage that cloud storage brings for businesses is that they don’t have to purchase infrastructure, for which costs can be staggering. Cloud storage allows businesses to be more flexible with information and data, which can be collaborated on and accessed from anywhere in the world and from any device.
We have already covered the public vs. private cloud debate, but you may still not have been able to arrive at a definitive verdict (the cost of being completely unbiased). However, let’s not forget how we established that each has its own offering. While private is more secure, public is more cost-effective. That said, let’s not assume that public cloud is an utterly insecure and unsafe option. There are many ways in which public cloud can be made more secure, and that’s the topic of discussion this week.
While public cloud may not be innately secure enough, there are third-party tools that can help provide you peace of mind. Besides which we, as experts, always recommend the thorough reading of your service agreement in order to get a better understanding of the level of security the provider is offering and whether or not it meets your requirements and expectations.
Applications have gained ground in the technological world over the last decade. There are very few businesses that are running without the use of applications, so as to fulfill the needs of application development, platforms like CAMP are helping businesses to develop, deploy, and use their applications in a smart way.
CAMP was developed primarily by the Oracle Corporation with the collaboration of several other developers. It maintains a direct interaction between the cloud provider that builds and provisions the services and a cloud consumer that uses the platform to build the applications. CAMP is based upon a few concepts that support the core of this service. It includes the following key elements without which application management is not possible.