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The Inside Scoop on the Datto Backup Agent

Over the last few years, we’ve witnessed some major changes within the business-continuity landscape. If you follow this industry closely, then you’ve probably seen one name popping up again and again: Datto. The company’s rise has been nothing short of remarkable. On thousands of servers across the globe, you’ll now find the Datto backup agent, working to sync data locally and in the cloud.

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Ransomware Statistics 2016 – 2017: A Scary Trend in Cyberattacks

One of the most newsworthy ransomware statistics of 2016 came in April, when the Federal Bureau of Investigation warned that cybercriminals had already extorted $209 million from businesses within the first three months of the year. This put ransomware on track to become a $1 billion crime in 2016 – a stat that was reported by countless news organizations, including CNN, NBC and the New York Times.

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They are Real. They are Frightening: Ransomware Attacks 2016

In April 2016, the FBI released a startling warning. In just the first three months of the year, cyber-criminals had already used ransomware to collect $209 million. This put ransomware on pace to become a $1 billion-a-year crime. But despite these eye-popping figures, countless organizations remained unprotected, resulting in some of the worst ransomware attacks of 2016—and indeed some of the worst in history.

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2017 Business Continuity Trends You Need To Watch

In 2016, we saw how business continuity trends can rapidly evolve as various threats take center stage. 2017 will undoubtedly bring more of the same disaster scenarios, both natural and manmade. And there will likely be a few surprises along the way. To be prepared, businesses must constantly adapt their disaster recovery plan as new threats emerge.

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How to achieve ransomware protection in 3 steps

Many say ransomware protection isn’t possible. However, we politely disagree. While ransomware prevention is still an allusive dream, protection and prevention are not synonymous. It is very possible to protect a business from ransomware and keep it operational, even in the event of an attack. Just follow these three steps.

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Inside a Sample Company Business Recovery Plan

The fundamental goal of any business continuity plan document is to: 1) identify the business impact of a disaster scenario, and 2) outline the procedures for both prevention and recovery. But what exactly does that document look like? We’ve created this company business recovery plan template to help you get started.

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The Ying to its Yang: Cybersecurity and Business Continuity

Cybersecurity. It’s in the news nearly every day. Actually, it is in the news every day. Whether it is a opportunistic criminal, a technologically advanced tween or the Russians, someone is coming for you. And, they will make you pay for your vulnerability. There is no doubt that cybersecurity is important and needs to be talked about. More needs to be done to provide businesses with methods to secure their infrastructure and client data. However, cybersecurity isn’t the only buzz-worthy term that should be finding its way into the news. Why isn’t the world talking about business continuity? Cybersecurity and business continuity are two terms that are inextricably linked, yet one remains in the shadows.

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The Dangers of Not Using Offsite Disaster Recovery

It’s no secret that backing up your data is essential to surviving an IT disaster. But it’s only one part of the picture. How and where you perform those backups is just as important as having the backups in the first place. If you’re not using offsite disaster recovery to store and restore your data, then you’re putting your organization at risk.

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2016 Disaster recovery statistics that will give you pause

With the height of the winter rapidly approaching in NewYork City, we are seeing many business owners scramble to re-assess and secure protection for their data and infrastructure. Businesses know that downtime is something they cannot afford, especially during the busy holiday season. That said, the fourth quarter tends to be very busy for us. If you are reading this and not taking the necessary steps to safeguard your business, keep reading. Here are 10 of our favorite 2016 disaster recovery statistics.

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