ChatGPT no Skynet

A modern gold rush occurred with OpenAI releasing its ChatGPT in November. It has generative AI, which means it can generate content based upon inputs. It can write research reports, take standardized exams and can create photorealistic digital images. Since then, billions of dollars have been invested, including $10 billion by Microsoft. A lot of […]

Cyber Barbarians at the Gate

IT exists to provide data access to authorized users and applications. With the understanding that it must be saved, stored and protected in order for it to be accessed by users and applications. Ransomware is being elevated from the IT department to the boardroom due to concern about the direct costs and negative brand value […]

Hello 2023

The team at DTS is looking forward to the adventures that 2023 will bring. To start of the year we moved to Longmont Colorado, a mere 20 miles from our old offices. Everybody hates to move but the lure of 10Gb networking to the office was too much to resist. Not that anybody goes to […]

Why paying the ransom is a bad idea

Why paying the ransom is a bad idea: 1. There is no guarantee that you will be provided the decryption key or that all the data can be recovered. According to Sophos most victims are unable to recover some or all of their data: 92% of those who paid ransom lost some data, 50% lost […]

What is the gold standard for Ransomware protection?

Write Once Read Many (WORM) storage solutions are now back in fashion, thanks to ransomware. Historically, WORM storage has been used to meet regulatory compliance requirements for data immutability; which means the data cannot be modified or deleted. This was driven by SEC 17a-4, FINRA, and Sarbanes Oxley Act (SOX) regulations. There are over 10,000 […]

What’s in a name?

Historically we have used very specific names for software applications. For instance “Migration Software for Centera” (MSC) is the name of our migration application that copies data off Centera to another storage system. Later we added Atmos and Hitachi HCP as source systems we kept the name the same and it did lead to some […]

A Bridge to the Future

Organizations realize the strategic importance of data and consider it to be a valuable corporate asset that must be managed and protected just like any other asset. IT is chartered with the task of managing and protecting the data. To hold people accountable IT is structured in a demarcated manner around specialized functions. Each department […]