New Year’s Resolution: How to Back Up Your Data

Last week I encouraged you to use Amazon’s cheap and extremely resilient Glacier service to archive your personal data. Let’s see how to do this. Glacier uses the same storage technology as S3, for just one-tenth the cost. The primary trade-off is that Glacier is intended for archiving data, not using it, and to get […]
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New Year’s Resolution: Back Up Your Data

Two years ago I wrote about backing up your personal data using cloud services, and specifically using Amazon’s Glacier service. I’m writing this post a couple of weeks after New Year’s Day, a time of year to think about getting into better habits. Let’s take another look at this. Some simple commands that you learn […]
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Why a Bitcoin Bank?

I have to confess that I just don’t get Bitcoin and the other cryptocurrencies. I don’t mean the cryptographic part of it, I do understand how it works. And Silk Road and its replacements demonstrate the utility. But I don’t get why so many people use it the way they do. Cryptocurrency today seems to […]
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Who Will Maintain Your “Shadow IT”?

Last week and the week before I told about how a vulnerable cloud server was deployed and exploited, only noticed when the cloud provider’s IDS spotted the problem. In Learning Tree’s Cloud Security Essentials course we discuss the prevalence of “Shadow IT”, or the unauthorized and unrecorded purchase of cloud services. Now a recent survey […]
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Keeping Your New Year’s Resolution With Cloud Backup

Last month I urged you to take advantage of very inexpensive and easy-to-use cloud storage services and protect your precious personal data — digital photographs and more. Amazon Glacier seems to be the way to go, it’s just US$ 0.01 per gigabyte per month. As we discuss in Learning Tree’s Cloud Security Essentials course, you […]
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