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Posts Tagged ‘Ransomware’

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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Don’t Let Your City Be Held for Ransom

CSO explains why governments are becoming an increasingly large target for ransomware attacks, 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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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 article…

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How to Solve the Problem of Ransomware in a GDPR World

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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 the protection and privacy of the personal data of EU citizens. Ransomware, certainly, is a nightmare. Attacks have been increasing and hitting cities with huge ransoms so they can start…

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Are You Ready for Ransomware? Some Common-Sense Suggestions

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Do you know the signs, exploits, or attacks that could bring down your organization’s systems? Most IT professionals feel confident in being able to recognize an attack, but your users may not know all the signs – or the ways to avoid them! So here are a few common-sense tips for you – and your…

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What Different Industries Need to Do to Defend Against Ransomware

By 2021, cybercrime activity is predicted to cause $6 trillion in damages – but it doesn’t affect each industry equally. Several recent articles have identified the industries most frequently hit by ransomware attacks, so if you work in one of these fields, it’s time to get vigilant. Read on to find out if your industry has…

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Ontario Municipalities Still not Ready for a Ransomware Attack

I had a great time last week at the MISA Ontario Annual Conference in Niagara Falls. We chatted with visitors about privacy compliance and ransomware protection and made over 150 specialty coffees, thanks to our friends at LatteBooth. Hopefully, those who visited our booth took away more than just a complimentary coffee! Our ransomware solution…

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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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