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Held for Ransom  

Within the past month, several high-profile attacks have brought an increasingly popular form of malware into the public eye. It’s known as ransomware, and it encrypts the victim’s files, then demands payment for the key to decrypt them. And people are paying – the Cyber Threat Alliance reports that people have paid over $325 million […]

Jerome Segura, senior security researcher, Malwarebytes

Shawn Rosemarin, Chief-of Staff, Americas Systems Engineering, VMware

Mobility Phase III – a new take on business productivity  

In today’s work world, productivity is measured by outcome rather than time, and performance, not presence, serves as the better gauge of employee value. And while brick and mortar buildings continue to exist to support some in-office activities, a new distributed workforce model has evolved that relies increasingly on mobile and collaboration technologies that link […]

Hydro delivers a DC power boost  

La belle province is the new darling of the Canadian data centre industry. Driven by growing appetite for data centre services associated with the digitization of business and daily life, and fueled by demand for local delivery, global operators are setting up shop in Quebec at an impressive rate. While AWS announced this past January […]

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Lynn Greiner, freelance IT journalist and regular contributor to InsightaaS

HPE persists with Persistent Memory  

Computer memory, aka RAM (random access memory), comes with pluses and minuses. It’s fast, and because it’s snuggled up to the CPU, there’s not a lot of latency. But it’s volatile – when the power goes away, its contents are lost. Flash storage like SSDs, on the other hand, is non-volatile (when the power goes […]

The ugly truth about ransomware

Recent media coverage of hospitals attacked by ransomware in Ottawa and Norfolk County has alerted everyone to the inherent dangers – and complexity – of these nefarious attacks, which are increasing at an alarming rate. While cyberattacks receiving the most press in recent years have been focused on stealing information or outright theft, the motivation […]

Amir Belkhelladi, cybersecurity practice lead, Deloitte Eastern Canada