Matthew Fall

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      Air-Gapping your Data: 3-2-1-1

      Posted by Matthew Fall on Jun 6, 2019 9:30:00 AM

      Remember the 3-2-1 data backup rule? It states that it's a best practice to replicate at least three copies of data stored on two different media, with at least one copy off-site or off-premise. IT professionals often use an additional step; the backup rule is now 3-2-1-1. That extra “1” accounts for an air-gapped copy of your data.

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      Topics: Disaster Recovery, Backup

      How Crypto-Jacking Can Harm Your Business

      Posted by Matthew Fall on May 1, 2019 7:30:00 AM

      If your business is concerned about cybersecurity and you haven’t heard about crypto-jacking, you’ll need to catch up quickly. You may have heard about ransomware, but crypto-jacking has now become the more popular technique for cyber-criminals to attack and profit off your business. In 2018, occurrences of crypto-jacking increased by 450%. According to a study, Youtube, the Los Angeles Times, and even Showtime have fallen victim to crypto-jacking. Here’s how crypto-jacking can harm your business and what you can do to stop it.

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      Topics: SECaaS, Vulnerability Protection, Cyber Threats

      3 Reasons CISOs Are Turning to Security as a Service

      Posted by Matthew Fall on Apr 25, 2019 7:39:00 AM

      Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) may have one of the most stressful jobs in business. According to a Forbes report, 1 in 6 CISOs medicate or use alcohol to combat workplace stress. That same report uncovered that less than a third of CISOs are in their job for more than three years. Additionally, 91% of the CISO report respondents say they suffer moderate or high stress.

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      Topics: SECaaS, NewCloud Networks, Cybersecurity

      4 Considerations for Choosing the Right Data Center Location

      Posted by Matthew Fall on Apr 24, 2019 7:30:00 AM

      Choosing the right data center location to house your virtual infrastructure and data can be crucial to avoiding the debilitating costs of unplanned downtime. To the same token, choosing the wrong data center location may lead to serious issues. Here are four things to keep in mind as you evaluate a cloud service provider’s data centers and where they are located.

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      Topics: Disaster Recovery, Backup, Natural Disaster Preparedness, NewCloud Networks

      NewCloud Networks Named Top Denver Cybersecurity Company

      Posted by Matthew Fall on Apr 16, 2019 5:00:00 PM
      Businesses, now more than ever, are digital enterprises. Your data is essential to running a functioning business, and to be useful to your business, that data needs to be stored, protected, and utilized properly.

      NewCloud Networks specializes in cloud computing and cloud communications services. These services include private, public, and hybrid cloud, backup as a service, disaster recovery as a service, security as a service, and even hosted phones. Storing data, visualizing data, and protecting data from hackers, disasters, or simple user error, are just a couple of use cases for our cloud services.

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      Topics: Unified Communications, NewCloud Networks, Cybersecurity

      What Serverless Computing Really Means

      Posted by Matthew Fall on Apr 4, 2019 8:00:00 AM

      Serverless computing is a complete misnomer. No, there is no such thing as true serverless computing. All computing can be traced back to a physical server. Even virtual servers are tied to physical servers via hypervisors. So what do professionals really mean when they talk about serverless computing? They’re really talking about cloud computing. Again, the name is totally misleading. 

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      Topics: Cloud Computing

      5 Easy Steps to Make Your Data More Secure

      Posted by Matthew Fall on Apr 3, 2019 7:30:00 AM

      Data security is a red hot topic and a top of mind concern for all businesses. Small businesses worry about lacking expertise needed to protect data. Just one cyber-attack can put them out of business. Large businesses that deal with millions of personally identifiable information (PII) risk bad publicity, litigation, and significant financial loss due to poor data security. Here are 5 (relatively) easy steps to make your data more secure. 

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      Topics: Cybersecurity, Vulnerability Protection

      The Difference Between Multi-Cloud and Hybrid Cloud

      Posted by Matthew Fall on Apr 2, 2019 6:05:00 AM

      As cloud grows in popularity, so are the ways businesses leverage cloud technology to meet business needs. In an earlier blog, we discussed the difference between public, private, and hybrid cloud strategies. Now, a fourth type of cloud strategy, multi-cloud, is growing in popularity. Often people confuse multi-cloud and hybrid cloud. At first glance, they seem similar, both deploying multiple environments. But here some of the distinct differences between multi-cloud and hybrid cloud:

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      Topics: Cloud Computing, Cloud Security

      What We Learned from Facebook's Historic Downtime

      Posted by Matthew Fall on Mar 26, 2019 6:05:00 AM

      You probably heard Facebook was down earlier this month. Or, you’ve completely cut yourself out from the world of social media (props to you). Starting around noon last Wednesday, March 13th, almost 2.3 billion people were unable to access Facebook, its apps, and services due to worldwide outages. The downtime lasted about 14 hours, impacting Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, Messenger, and other Facebook-owned services. This unplanned downtime had serious ramifications, like a 1.8% drop in the stock price of Facebook, negative publicity, and negative impacts on businesses that use Facebook’s services to be productive. This includes advertisers and people who pay for Facebook services.

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      Topics: Cloud Computing, Desktop as a Service

      Benefits of Server Virtualization

      Posted by Matthew Fall on Mar 21, 2019 9:15:00 AM

      Servers are giant computers. They’re large machines that host files and applications on computer networks and must be super powerful to do so. Servers often have central processing units (CPUs, or the “brains” of the server) with multiple processors that give servers the ability to run complex tasks. Now, IT teams are virtualizing servers to achieve cost savings while boosting efficiency and agility.  

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      Topics: Desktop as a Service, Virtual Private Data Center