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Having an Actionable Disaster Recovery Plan Is Crucial in Thwarting Ransomware Attacks As we have seen over and over again, a new wave of ransomware attacks has been plaguing large parts of Europe over the last couple of weeks. While the affected individuals and organizations are struggling with the very tangible business impact of the loss of revenue and operations, it's critical to step back and review what else one could do to mitigate and minimize the damage from such attacks in the future. Not everyone seems to be agreeing on the exact name of the attack - however this particular strain is apparently from a family of attacks that uses EternalBlue, an exploit developed by NSA, along with an MS Office / WordPad vulnerability discovered earlier this year. While the previous ransomware attack was known as WannaCry, this latest attack goes by several names - Petya... (more)

Big Data’s Big Role in Reducing Water Stress | @CloudExpo #BigData #Analytics

Water stress is not an arcane term just used by hydrologists. It is defined as the inability to meet the ‘human and ecological demand for water.' The effective use of water resources has been well documented as a leading indicator of economic progress and the converse, damages to water resources can significantly impact economic growth. Here in the US, recent high-profile stories about poisoned water in Flint, Mich. and polluted water in Toledo, Ohio, have raised this issue for many who likely hadn't thought much about our national water supplies before. Alarmingly, as many as 3... (more)