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Use these 4 critical steps to CryptoLocker prevention today

CryptoLocker is a malware used by criminals to extort money from unsuspecting victims. And it’s one of the greatest concerns for many web users today. Once you become a victim, there’s is usually no easy way out. You are forced to pay or you can kiss your important data and documents goodbye. The most practical solution to this problem is CryptoLocker prevention. The rise of this malware is a genuine threat. Individuals with malicious intentions continue to use all means possible to gain access to personal computers and force the victims to click on Trojans which later leads to infection. Thankfully, there are several ways you can use to put cryptoLocker at bay:

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Business continuity standard in healthcare is extremely high

The business continuity standard in healthcare is high. As a healthcare company, your patients are in your care. That said, you need to protect all their health-related information. This may include their health history as well as insurance and financial information. If any of this information becomes compromised, it can hinder your ability to deliver healthcare services as well as result in a hefty fine.

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Datto SIRIS 2 Review: A Smarter Data Recovery System

Today, most companies rely on data generated throughout the day. That said, if there is a system interruption of any kind, the whole business stops until the problem is solved. Medical offices are a prime example of a business that cannot afford to lose their data–even for a short period. Data needs to be backed up and quickly retrievable. But what system should be used?

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Countdown to the incredible DattoCon 2016 is officially on!

This is my 3rd Datto Conference and I cannot wait. Something tells me this is going to be the best one yet! This year, DattoCon 2016 is in Nashville, yeehaw! In addition to some, what will likely be overindulgence in: barbecue, beer and some bad @ss honky tonk, there are a ton of great speakers from Datto and their partners scheduled to tell us what the future of business continuity has in store. I’m really looking forward to the Executive Download, where you can ask the C-Levels of Datto anything you want and nothing is off limits. Ian’s Disaster Demo is always a good time as well.

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How to choose the best Business Continuity Professional

You’re successfully running your business. Everything is great, and nothing is running better than your top-notch IT department. But there are hidden threats lurking behind the scenes. Cybersecurity breaches, natural disasters, or simple human error can all damage – or even destroy – your business, simply through loss of data. That’s why you need a business continuity professional that can help you before the damage is done.

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Devastating CA fires can teach us a lot

By now, we have all heard about the fire that ravaged the hills of Calabasas that prompted large-scale evacuations and burned more than 500 acres. The good news is the fire was contained within 48 hours and no major incidents have been reported. Hundreds of firefighters fought the fast-moving fire and were successful in part because of favorable weather conditions.

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Did You Catch that impressive Datto Save of the Day?

If you were watching NBC on Saturday, you may have noticed the “Datto save of the day.” While Datto saves the day for businesses of all sizes, around the world, every day, this time we are talking sports–specifically beach volleyball. Datto, the innovative provider of comprehensive data backup, recovery and business continuity solutions, was an official sponsor of the AVP/FIVB Cincinnati Open at the Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason, OH. The AVP/FIVB is the only Olympic Qualifier for Professional Beach Volleyball in the United States before the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro (check out the full press release here).

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Restore Datto backup to VMWare VSphere made easy

This article provides a step-by-step tutorial to restore Datto backup to VMWare VSphere using image export. We will walk you through the steps where you will export a backup as a VMDK, and move it back to a permanent storage location within the VMware vSphere environment. This method does not provide thin or sparse provisioning for the image file that is written to your VMWare storage.

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Adorable newborn with side of Datto and business continuity

Everything! And, my wife and I just learned this the hard way when we welcomed our first child into the world on April 12th. You see, when you have a baby, you need a backup plan, and a backup plan for that plan—especially if you want to leave the house! Ok, as a belated, shameless tribute for mother’s day (and my son), here are three ways having a newborn is related to Datto and business continuity:

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