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Posts Tagged ‘Backup’

How to Stay Safe From Ransomware

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In the time it took for you to open this document and start reading it, a new ransomware variant has been developed. Every 18 seconds! And unfortunately, these new ransomware variants are intelligently developed and deployed. It is unlikely that your data is sufficiently protected to stop this new breed of ransomware. They first target…

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Protecting Your Data for Compliance and Ransomware

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GDPR and other PII regulations have dramatically changed how companies handle and are held accountable for the data they collect. Consumers have been empowered to ask companies about the PII information they collect on them, and then have it erased. The Right of Access and Right to Erasure regulations means companies need to know more…

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Compliance Is a Word You Are Going to Keep Hearing

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If you are not familiar with the new compliance regulations, it’s time to take note. Europe (GDPR), Japan (APII), Singapore (PDPA), and recently California (CCPA) have announced sweeping regulations governing personally-identifiable information (PII). The acronyms for these compliance regulations are almost as bad as the fines attached to them. Europe’s GDPR has fines starting at…

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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

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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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Making Sense and Dollars of the CCPA and GDPR

If you’re a solution provider, system integrator, reseller, MSP, xSP, et cetera, you already bear great responsibility for helping your customers comply with data protection and security mandates. In fact, you are probably their trusted go-to advisor. Unless your head has been in the sand for the last year, you’re already aware of the GDPR…

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The Scary Truth about Backups and Data Loss

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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

There’s More to Backup than Backup

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Despite the efforts of every storage software company to integrate data protection services, including backup, recent surveys show there is still great cause for alarm. In “The 2018 State of Resilience” report, Syncsort surveyed 5,632 global IT professionals and found almost half of all businesses suffered a failure within the previous year that required “a…

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When Disaster Strikes, Will Your Backup Be Ready?

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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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