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Backup Modernization Critical for Thwarting Ransomware Attacks

By |2020-09-15T13:34:57+00:00September 15th, 2020|Backup Recovery, Business Continuity, Security|

Ransomware attacks are up sharply during the coronavirus pandemic, with researchers identifying nearly 80 million such attacks during the first half of 2020 — a 109 percent increase from 2019’s midyear total. In a particularly concerning trend, many of these attacks are now targeting backup data in addition to primary data. Robust backup practices have [...]

Coronavirus Illustrates the Need for Pandemic Planning

By |2020-02-25T04:51:09+00:00February 25th, 2020|Business Continuity, SMB Strategies|

Healthcare organizations around the globe are closely monitoring the continued spread of a deadly respiratory illness caused by the novel coronavirus known as COVID-19. While officials generally express optimism that the virus will be controlled, they also acknowledge the need to prepare for the worst-case scenario of a global pandemic. Businesses and employers should also [...]

5 Suggestions for Building Disaster Preparedness

By |2019-10-01T21:15:40+00:00October 1st, 2019|Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery|

Although the Mid-Atlantic states were largely spared from the devastating effects of Hurricane Dorian, the recent storm still serves as an important reminder of the need for effective disaster recovery and business continuity planning. In a survey conducted just months after Hurricane Florence caused billions of dollars in damages and affected roughly a quarter of [...]

Be Sure to Give Your UPS a Little TLC

By |2017-09-28T15:12:57+00:00September 21st, 2017|Business Continuity|

Many computer users install an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) unit and never give it a second thought. However, the lowly UPS is one of the most important devices in the IT environment. You must select the right unit and give it proper care in order to ensure protection against electrical fluctuations. As the name implies, [...]

Must-Have IT Policies for Every Organization

By |2017-08-29T17:59:35+00:00July 13th, 2017|Business Continuity, BYOD, IT Security, Security|

Ransomware attacks have increased more than 11 percent in the past 12 months, according to Kaspersky Labs data. The first half of 2017 has already seen two global ransomware attacks, as WannaCry and Petya disrupted operations for businesses, healthcare organizations, government agencies and educational institutions around the world. Even worse, the Petya attacks offered further [...]

Business Continuity: What It Is, What It Isn’t, and Why It’s Important

By |2017-08-23T12:31:35+00:00March 10th, 2016|Backup Recovery, Business Continuity|

In a previous post, we discussed the heavy burden of regulatory compliance, particularly as it relates to medical, financial and payment card information. Regulations are becoming more complex, threats are becoming more sophisticated, and penalties for noncompliance are becoming more severe. Many regulations now require a business continuity strategy, which is one reason why compliance [...]