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4 Cyber Protection Predictions for 2021

As overused as the term may be, 2020 was unprecedented in a number of ways – all of which tested you and your organization. While it’s natural to hope that this year will be more predictable and manageable, that might not be the case when it comes to cybersecurity. In fact, 2020 gave cybercriminals ample […]

How to Set up a Firewall Using pfSense, a Free Open Source Program

What is pfSense? pfSense is a free and open-source program that provides the same (and oftentimes more) functionality as common commercial-grade firewalls. It is based on the FreeBSD operating system with a custom kernel and includes free third-party software packages, adding even more functionality to the program. The program utilizes an intuitive web interface that does not require any UNIX knowledge or the need to manually edit […]

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A Look at the Second (Remote) Leaseweb Hackathon of 2021, as Told by Our Engineers

Every quarter Leaseweb employees come together to participate in a 48-hour, anything goes intellectual free-for-all: the Leaseweb Hackathon. While the hackathons of years past included drinks, an office lock-in, and the occasional laser tag game, our most recent events are as 2021 as you can imagine: conducted from home, with dedicated messaging channels firing throughout […]

Evolving the Golden Rule of Backup – How to Implement a Modern 3-2-1 Program

The pandemic changed everything about business operations. Suddenly, there was an immediate need for organizations to adapt: production slowed, employees scattered to remote work environments, and cybercriminals jumped at the opportunity to exploit IT systems, many of which were already stretched thin. The Acronis Cyberthreats Report 2020 revealed that nearly one-third of companies were attacked […]

What Is the Schrems II Ruling?

Everything you need to know about the Scherms II ruling and subsequent invalidation of the EU-US Privacy Shield for EU, US, and UK-based companies.  For more information on what the Scherms ll decision means for your business, whether you or your hosting provider are European or US-based, refer to What Does the Schrems ll Ruling Mean […]

How Retail Organizations Can Prepare for an Irregular Holiday Shopping Season

We all knew that the holiday season would look different this year. With the global health crisis changing the cadence of online shopping, the shopping season itself has also shifted by going almost exclusively online and starting much earlier than normal. It is then projected to have an extended pause during the holidays themselves before […]

How to Protect Your Personal Data: An Interview with Stef van der Ziel

We sat down with Stef van der Ziel, Founder and CEO of Jet-Stream and Streaminar (and long-time Leaseweb customer), to discuss all things privacy: what it means, why you should care, and what you can do to increase your personal data protection now.    Tell us about your background. How do you know so much about personal data protection? I began producing live streams on the Internet in the early 1990s and have […]

3 Tips for Those Considering an Automated Dedicated Server Solution

Thinking about using an automated dedicated server solution for the first time? Good news – you don’t have to invent everything from scratch. We spoke with Hagen Rother, Lead Architect and Head of IT at LiquidM, a Berlin-based company running one of the first self-service Demand Side Platforms (DSP) on the market. With high amounts of automation being done in a smart way, LiquidM has […]

5 Common Online Service Costs and How to Avoid Them

Many organizations are taking the leap to begin rolling out new online services – and with relatively low development costs and a wide range of use cases, it’s no surprise that online services are rising in popularity. From internal self-service platforms for HR, to customer-facing solutions, all the way to Software as a Service and […]