Posts Tagged ‘encryption’

How BackupAssist Can Help You Comply With GDPR

Friday, September 15th, 2017
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Is your business GDPR compliant? If you do offer any goods or services to people living in the European Union (EU), or collect any sort of private data on them, you need to read this article.

Whether you’re located in the EU or not, if you do not comply with this law by the 25 May 2018, you could be fined up to 4% of your company’s yearly turnover, or up to €20 million, whichever is higher.

To learn how BackupAssist can help you comply with the GDPR, keep reading.


What is Advanced Encryption Standard (AES)?

Monday, June 27th, 2016

What Is AES Encryption?

If you’ve ever heard of encryption, you’ve probably heard the term ‘AES’. But for those of us who aren’t cryptographers, what exactly is it?

We answer just that in this blog article. along with who uses it and how hard it is to crack. (Spoiler: Got all the computers in the world at your disposal?)


Encrypting Backups – Why it’s More Important than Ever

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

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Your data is valuable. And unfortunately, not only to your business. Data theft is a serious issue, and the very nature of an image backup means it’s an entire copy of all of your data and systems in one location. If you don’t adequately protect it, this potentially represents a significant vulnerability.

Fortunately, protecting vital backups is straightforward with most modern backup solutions. How? One word: encryption. Let’s take a look at why encrypting backups is important.


Bitlocker encryption times – security is worth the wait.

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

Bitlocker encryption times

As you’ve probably heard by now, the latest version of BackupAssist includes BitLocker encryption for System Protection backups on external drives.  This is an addition we’re really excited about – it’s a great tool that helps provide the high level of data security our customers have come to expect from us.

As the BitLocker engine may be an unfamiliar tool to some of our customers, we also want to make sure that you’re aware of the normal process when encrypting data for the first time – particularly in regards to duration.


TrueCrypt Encryption & BackupAssist – Recommendations

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

TrueCrypt recently announced that “Using TrueCrypt is not secure as it may contain unfixed security issues”.  We have been carefully researching the situation to provide appropriate information to our customers concerning this piece of news.


The 10 biggest data breaches in the last 10 years

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

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Protecting your data isn’t just about backups, you’ve also got to stop others from gaining access to your data. Over the last few years plenty of big corporations, ones that we know and trust with our most precious of personal information, have unwittingly given that same data out.

Let’s go back a few years and find out some of those who learnt about data protection the hard way. (more…)