Posts by Anthony Cusimano

Anthony Cusimano

Anthony Cusimano has worked in many roles in tech for over a decade. He started as a developer, shifted to sales, and masterfully moved into marketing. He is a passionate gamer who stays up to date on all things technology to ensure he can achieve as many frames per second as possible on his gaming PC. He enjoys speaking at events and has previously shared the stage with astronauts and MARVEL superheroes. Anthony enjoys the nerdier things in life, watching classic movies, building Gundams, and flying questionably legal FPV drones in abandoned mall parking lots. When he isn't geeking out on the latest fad, he and his wife Sarah enjoy visiting lesser-known Florida destinations and spoiling their two dogs, Luna and Smudge.

October 12, 2023 | 3 min to read

Zero-Trust Security: Assume Nothing, Verify Everything

Zero Trust is a military-grade security model officially endorsed by the US Department of Defense. It is a trust-no-one, air-tight security paradigm that grants no ultimate clearance and constantly screens against potential threats at every organizational level. Companies are finding Zero Trust security essential to their operation because unfettered connectivity, remote work, and cross-border collaboration…

September 18, 2023 | 3 min to read

The 3-2-1 Backup Rule for Unbreakable Data Protection

Imagine one day finding all your photos, documents, and crucial business data irretrievably lost. It’s a nightmare scenario that is more likely than it seems. According to the latest MSP Threat Report, in 2022, 73% of organizations experienced a ransomware attack, of which 38% more than once. Data loss brings devastating consequences, whether due to…

September 12, 2023 | 3 min to read

Data Backup: Definition, Options, Types and Solutions

Data backup is an indispensable part of modern business operations. Whether you are an IT professional responsible for safeguarding your company’s data or an individual looking to protect your files, you need a robust backup solution to defend against failures, ransomware attacks, or other disasters. Explore topics such as the importance of IT backup, different…

September 08, 2023 | 3 min to read

Ransomware Recovery: Strategies to Prevent and Restore Your Data

2021 marked a peak in ransomware attacks, with a staggering 623.3 million incidents reported globally. Although the numbers decreased in 2022, early 2023 witnessed a resurgence in ransomware attacks, with the United States being the most heavily targeted country. These invasive attacks pose a significant threat, leading to chaos for individuals and organizations. The consequences…

September 01, 2023 | 3 min to read

Ransomware Backup Protection: Fortify Your Business Against Cyber Threats

People are aware of unfortunate events but rarely realize they can happen to them until it’s too late, and ransomware attacks are the best example of this neglectfulness. In 2022, organizations worldwide detected 493.33 million ransomware attacks, which gives 56.316 incidents per hour, or 938 per minute. These statistics show that becoming a target is…

August 25, 2023 | 3 min to read

The Importance of Data Security in Today’s Cyber Threat Landscape

Data security is no longer a luxury reserved for large corporations. With a staggering 2,200 daily cyber attacks occurring every 11 seconds, it became a fundamental responsibility whether you are an individual with personal data to protect or a business entrusted with sensitive information. Neglecting data protection can bring devastating consequences, including IT systems downtime…

April 04, 2023 | 3 min to read

From small businesses to big tech: everyone has a role in ensuring cybersecurity

The recent release of the National Cyber Strategy by the Biden administration marks a significant shift new chapter in how cybersecurity is approached in the United States. The strategy highlights the need to shift the burden of cybersecurity from individuals, small businesses, and local governments, and instead, it puts the responsibility in the hands of software developers and other tech companies

March 29, 2023 | 3 min to read

World Backup Day – four tips for data backup

We celebrate backup because it’s the last bastion of defense against ransomware. Once the firewall fails, then the antivirus software, then the replication, what’s left? Only the backup can save us…

October 27, 2022 | 3 min to read

Cyberattacks: a personal account

Everyone knows someone who has been affected by ransomware, and if you are reading this blog, you now know another. My experience with ransomware attacks is not because I downloaded some wacky .exe or failed a funny phishing test. My data was exposed alongside many others in a massive breach over five years ago.

September 29, 2022 | 3 min to read

Let’s talk about cloud storage

Firstly, if you read our most recent blog series about various storage platforms, thank you. If you haven’t, I recommend checking out the third and final piece covering object storage and how it mainly benefits cloud users today (and very soon Object First’s on-premises customers as well!).