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Fire-damaged Hard Disk Drive from Private Island Fire [16 images]

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When a fire ripped through a British businessman’s private island (we can’t name him, but we’re sure you can guess who it is), several of his hard drives were caught up in the 200ft-high blaze.They contained crucial data that he needed to recover. Every disk from the Raid array was damaged by fire. Corrosion from the water used to extinguish the fire also damaged the disk and made the recovery …Read More

DR102 – Data Recovery from Mobile Devices [slides]

Over 85% of individuals say that mobile devices are a central part of their everyday life. So what happens if that device is broken or corrupted? With the exponential increase on BYODs in the workplace, we also need to ask ourselves, what happens if they can no longer access their business critical data? There are many technical factors that we also need to consider when choosing a mobile device and …Read More

Recovering data from black boxes

While air travel is consistently rated as one of safest forms of transport, recent disasters including ill-fated flight Air Asia QZ8501 from Surabaya to Singapore,  MH370 from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, which disappeared without a trace in the middle of the Indian Ocean and flight MH17 from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, which was struck down by a missile fired by pro-Russian separatists fighting against the Ukrainian government, remind us that …Read More

DR101 – Introduction to Data Recovery [slides]

Have you ever wanted to know what data recovery is and how it’s done by the experts? Here you can find out the basics on data recovery. If you want to ask questions about the data recovery process and best practice methods for recovering your data, feel free to contact us! You can also watch the latest on-demand version of our webinar here. View upcoming Kroll Ontrack webinars

Data security tops the list for data recovery hot topics from 2014 [video]

Looking back on 2014, the trends that impacted the data recovery industry throughout the year were very clear. We received quite a lot of feedback from our engineers about these trends and how they will become prevalent for businesses and individuals in 2015. Data security, business continuity and mobile devices were among the biggest trends impacting the data recovery industry in 2014. The most talked about trend however was how …Read More

Top 10 Data Disasters of 2014

10. Water Damage at a Fire Call (Germany) A firefighter was fighting a fire when his Nokia Lumia 610 was damaged by water. He lost all of his data including photos of family and friends. Kroll Ontrack was asked to help and successfully recovered 732 photos from the phone. 9. Late (United States) One company was preparing for a new IT infrastructure. The new storage array was waiting to be …Read More

Win a £250 meal voucher to celebrate the holidays!

Can you believe the holidays are just around the corner? Neither can we! We’re so excited that we decided to start decorating the whole office. We were so inspired by our decorations that we decided to have a competition to get the festive cheer going with a great prize for you to celebrate. How do I participate? It’s really easy to participate! Just follow these simple steps. Step 1: Dress up …Read More

5 things you need to know about the Right to be Forgotten

How did the “Right to be Forgotten” come into existence? There have been over 18,000 requests by Britons to remove over 60,000 web links from Google since the ‘right to be forgotten’ was introduced in May this year and approximately 35% of these links have already been removed. The ruling made by the European Court of Justice was the result of a complaint made in 2010 by a Spanish citizen, …Read More

Encrypting data in cloud storage

If you’re a fan of Cloud folders such as Dropbox, Skydrive, Google Drive and others, you might be hesitant to store confidential information in them. This is completely justified. However, encrypting data in a Cloud application is entirely possible and it prevents the data from being read by unauthorised third parties. Although it’s nice to have nothing to hide, it’s not a reason to leave it available to the entire …Read More

Sharing Confidential Information over the Cloud

The risks associated with access to data for certain individuals, namely those who don’t need access to it, needs to be taken into account when sharing business data with other people within the same company, but not necessarily everyone, or with other partners and corporate clients, but not necessarily all of them. Confidential data sharing is not actually difficult, but the operating environment must be designed for it. Anything that …Read More