/Carlos Espada

About Carlos Espada

Carlos Espada founded Skysoft in 2001 after a 5 year career with Fresenius Medical Care. Specializing in HIPAA Compliance, Medical Security and Applications, and Enterprise Level IT Operations. Carlos brings a wealth of knowledge when it comes to Cloud Infrastructure, specifically for Tier III or above data center ops. the people behind the “cloudy” cloud

By |2018-12-26T10:57:21+00:00January 26th, 2018|Blog|

I ran across this "Cloud Mining" concept while researching mining protocols.   Seemed promising as they are even paying for Google Ads to promote their site. Heck, they're offering 100GH/s FREE! 10 days ROI and instant withdrawal. Must be raining BTC over there, well, maybe not.  The site claims they have over 211K members!  Wow i [...]

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Interledger Protocol Ripple XRP and BigchainDB

By |2018-12-26T10:57:28+00:00January 24th, 2018|Blog|

In my previous post about Missing LTC coins after a transfer from a HitBTC (LTC) wallet to a HitBTC (BTC) wallet, I discussed the Interledger Protocol as a technology which should be adopted in order to prevent this type of "ghost" transfer.  I actually think that HitBTC will be able to recover the missing LTC, [...]

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My lost LiteCoin (LTC) and why we need ILP

By |2018-12-26T10:57:35+00:00January 24th, 2018|Blog|

Its very easy these days to transfer cryptocurrency to accounts which will accept the payment, but you will never see the funds.  That's right, they just go poof!  It happened to me last week, it was a very small amount as I was just testing a theory, but indeed, I lost the coins even though [...]

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Data Loss in a Natural Disaster – Hello Irma

By |2018-12-26T10:57:40+00:00September 7th, 2017|Blog|

With the rash of cyber attacks that have occurred in 2017, more than ever businesses are walling off their servers and taking the proper precautions against nefarious hackers. Unfortunately, cyber attacks aren’t the only danger to your business. Natural disasters, like Hurricane Harvey which put half of Houston underwater, can also wreak havoc on people’s [...]

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GPS Spoofing and Navy Ships

By |2018-12-26T10:57:46+00:00August 25th, 2017|Blog|

As a pilot of both aircraft and cars, GPS technology has become a vital part of my everyday life, whether I realize it or not. We naturally use our smartphones like treasure maps, leading us to our destinations in unknown places. Unfortunately, there are many instances of people trusting their digital treasure map to the [...]

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What happens if my IT provider loses my data?

By |2018-12-26T10:57:51+00:00August 14th, 2017|Blog|

Insurance in the 21st century has become ubiquitous. Whether it’s for your car, house, or even a body part, there is nothing left which can’t be covered by insurance companies. In many instances, it appears to be unnecessary overkill lining the pockets of in-case-stuff-happens conglomerates. However, there are a number of situations where insurance can [...]

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Why cyber security is so difficult.

By |2018-12-26T10:58:00+00:00August 7th, 2017|Blog|

The world is undergoing major changes, many of them because of advances in technology. Automation and AI will continue to shape all aspects of how we live: some for the better, others for worse. Animals, with us counted among them, can take hundreds of years to evolve and learn new practices. So far mankind has [...]

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How ransomware can delete your backups

By |2018-12-26T10:58:08+00:00July 24th, 2017|Blog|

It’s too early to say what 2017 will be remembered for, but the proliferation of cyber attacks and digital chicanery have been headline news all year.  Whether you’re talking about the rash of ransomware attacks, ominously dubbed “WannaCry” and “Petya”; or the alleged Russian hacking of our most recent election, digital crime is more prevalent [...]

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The Petya Ransomware – What is it?

By |2018-12-26T10:58:13+00:00July 20th, 2017|Blog|

The digital age has afforded us many luxuries in the 21st century.  We’ve bypassed rude cab drivers, enabled food deliveries without moving from the couch, and even worked how to meet the opposite sex without talking to anyone.  Teleporting is about the only sci-fi fantasy we are still waiting on.  Unfortunately, this dependence on technology [...]

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Ransomware Prevention and Resolution

By |2018-12-26T10:58:20+00:00July 12th, 2017|Blog|

As the American philosopher Drake would say, 2017 is a great time to be alive.  It can also be a precarious time to be alive, especially, if you haven’t popped out of a time machine and your livelihood is stored digitally.  Whether you are an individual or a company, you store sensitive and valuable data [...]

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