Best Practices and Tips

May 18, 2017
Build your own NAS

Build Your Own NAS Server

If your data is important to you, you may have thought about the development of a network-attached storage solution. A personal NAS server will keep your […]
May 17, 2017
Ransomware Prevention

Ransomware Prevention Guide by Gillware Digital Forensics

We here at Gillware Data Recovery and Gillware Digital Forensics have provided a comprehensive Ransomware Prevention Guide to assist you and your clients in preventing a […]
April 5, 2017
Easily making strong passwords with high information entropy with Keepass

Making Strong Passwords to Protect Your Data

Making strong passwords is hard work—but it’s worth it. Leaving your bank accounts, social media accounts, email accounts, and devices protected by insecure, easily-guessed, and easily-broken […]
September 8, 2016

Hard Drive Freezer Method: Melting the Data Recovery Myth

It’s September, and winter weather is fast approaching (although it sure doesn’t feel like it yet). With autumn chill over the horizon, our thoughts drift to […]
August 19, 2016

Water Damaged HDDs: Recovering Your Data After a Flood

Special thanks to Ron Dennison for providing his insights in hard drive failure analysis for both this blog post and our handling guide for water damaged HDDs. In […]
May 10, 2016

An In-Depth Look at Ransomware

What is Ransomware? Ransomware is malware that is created for the express purpose of making a profit, traditionally via extorting its victims. There are many types […]
April 5, 2016

False Capacity Flash Drives

A few weeks ago, a case came through Gillware’s doors related to a flash drive that was reading as 64GB in size, and yet would only save […]
March 15, 2016

Spotting Email Scams

This morning, our Technical Lead sent out a rather concerned company-wide email related to a potential malware threat delivered via email. The email in question was […]
March 7, 2016

Common RAID Performance Killers: Consistency Checks

Here at Gillware, we use many LSI MegaRAID controllers, some of the more popular controllers out there. Although LSI Technologies was acquired by Avagotech in 2014, […]