Data Privacy & Protection

More Rubbish, Less Security: e-Waste Continues to Pile Up

Electronic waste (e-waste), also known as Waste from Electric and Electronic Equipment (WEEEs), is a growing global problem, with growth charted at 3-5% per year. A recent research paper, ‘Recycling of WEEEs: an economic assessment of present and future e-waste streams,’ addresses this critical issue; the challenges it brings and […]


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How to Avoid a TalkTalk Data Breach

The most recent TalkTalk data breach, the latest in a string of cyber security attacks across the globe, not only urges customers to think about the safety of their information, but also encourages organisations to reconsider their backup and archive storage activities. TalkTalk has asserted that only its website was […]


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Ransomware alert: How to stop your data from being held hostage

The summer of 2014 and early 2015 were rocked by a malicious brand of cyber threats simply dubbed ransomware (software designed to block access to a computer system until a sum of money is paid), and the trend doesn’t seem to be slowing down any time soon. Cryptolocker, the malicious […]


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Data Archiving – more than one way to prove value

Data archiving now goes beyond meeting legal and compliance requirements. At Iron Mountain, we’ve just sponsored and published research by IDC that addresses this topic. The research report shows how businesses can gain substantial financial, legal and customer service benefits from an effective data archiving strategy. Even organisations that have […]


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Five Steps to Securing Data on Data Privacy Day

What’s so special about 28 January? It’s Data Privacy and Protection Day, an international event created to promote the need for personal and business data protection across the globe. Businesses of all sizes can benefit from clear, actionable tips on how to improve their data security. Here are five steps […]


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