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Posts by Lori Steuart

Don’t Let Your City Be Held for Ransom

ZDNet has reported that 19 percent of all ransomware attacks are directed at government agencies, and it’s no surprise why. As we discussed previously, small IT teams and small budgets set up some difficult conditions for data protection. City, county, and other municipal government offices are vulnerable for a number of reasons. They have lots of sensitive data…

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A Backup, Untested, Is No Backup

Different data storage formats, including USB, hard disk, floppy, SD, etc.

Backups are key to your data’s survival, but even if you have a backup, you are still vulnerable. Some of the biggest reasons are: It’s the first place ransomware encrypts when it infects your systems User error can delete the files or access to them Most backups aren’t complete and recoverable. They have to be…

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The Scary Truth about Backups and Data Loss

75 percent of IT managers unable to restore
In spite of how common backup products and practices are, one in five companies won’t be able to recover all their data when suffering from a data loss incident – ransomware or otherwise. Are you protected? Do you know the best practices? Our latest infographic shares the latest stats and best practices for handling data…Read More

When Disaster Strikes, Will Your Backup Be Ready?

A broken laptop with "matrix"-like language running down the screen

Did you know that 140,000 hard drives in the US fail each week? If you’re in charge of protecting valuable business data, this number should scare you – especially if you aren’t certain about the reliability of your backups. Disaster can come in all shapes and sizes, from end-of-life hardware failure to human error to…

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The Full Story on Ransomware

With the threat of ransomware always looming, you need to have a plan. Thankfully, we’ve got you covered. This toolkit of articles will help you get informed and get ready to deal with ransomware. The problem with being down Application downtime – from ransomware or not – affects many parts of the business – this…

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How to Solve the Problem of Ransomware in a GDPR World

Ransomware screen on an EU flag

Lately we have been engaging in a very concerted educational effort in two very important areas: ransomware and GDPR. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), of course, covers protection and privacy of personal data of EU citizens. Ransomware, of course, is a nightmare. (Remember early in this season of “Homeland” when Carrie mistakenly downloads ransomware,…

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Are You (Un)Prepared for the GDPR?

Today we released the results of our latest survey finding out how prepared companies are for the GDPR – it turns out, they aren’t! The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR for short) is legislation that covers the processing, storage, and use of private EU citizens’ data. The catch is, no matter where your company…

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Say What? All The Software-Defined Storage Jargon, Defined

Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or you’re new to the world of storage, you’ve no doubt encountered terminology, acronyms, and jargon that made your head spin. Here’s an A-Z list of the most common jargon you’ll encounter in the software-defined storage space (and yes, we’ll define that, too!), so you can do more than just…

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Millennials – You Should Work for a Startup

As a generation, Millennials are uniquely positioned to take risks – because we have less to lose. In the wake of the 2008 crash, those of us graduating from school were now competing with highly experienced workers. Career-oriented positions became coveted, and, with thousands of applicants competing for an entry-level marketing position, we turned to…

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