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In recent months, ransomware attacks on hospitals have ramped up significantly. In September, hackers launched the worst-ever attack on a U.S. hospital system. More recently, U.S. authorities have warned of additional “imminent” attacks against hospitals across the country.
It’s no secret that Microsoft 365 for Business has been an essential collaboration tool for thousands of businesses across the globe – especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.
One thing we learned from COVID-19 is that a global pandemic doesn’t stop hackers from their exploits. On top of the health crisis, 2020 was marked by a new onslaught of cyberattacks against organizations around the world.
Datto has released its annual ransomware report and, as expected, the numbers continue to paint a grim picture.
Ransomware attacks have continued to cripple the U.S. healthcare system in recent months as hackers exploit the global pandemic in hopes of scoring bigger pay days.
Having a dependable data backup system is critical for maintaining business continuity. But it’s important to remember that not all backup solutions are made equally. Backing up your data is only the first step. When disaster strikes, businesses must be able to rapidly restore that data, so that the incident has minimal impact on your operations.
Just as a new wave of coronavirus infections surged across the globe last month, U.S. cybersecurity agencies released a startling statement: “CISA, FBI, and HHS have credible information of an increased and imminent cybercrime threat to U.S. hospitals and healthcare providers.”
Being able to thwart a ransomware attack – and avoid paying the ransom – is now more important than ever.
Startup companies need foolproof business continuity and disaster recovery (BC/DR) solutions to keep operations humming along even when problems arise. Comprehensive and timely data backups are necessary for new businesses of all types and sizes, regardless of their niche.
Microsoft 365 for Business – the cloud-based sister of Microsoft Office – has been helping businesses collaborate online for nearly a decade. But in the middle of a global pandemic, this indispensable productivity suite has become more essential than ever.
Colleges, universities, and schools at all levels are deeply invested in the digital age. The COVID-19 pandemic has added another layer of complexity and challenges. We have seen how campus outbreaks of COVID-19 can disrupt semesters and require schools to switch to remote learning. As such, the pandemic has resulted in an increased dependency on IT.
To understand the benefits of unified continuity, it helps to first understand the key differences between UC and a traditional business continuity solution.
Cybercriminals may have banked millions of dollars in the recent Garmin ransomware attack that shuttered some of the company’s operations for days.
On Sept. 27, one of the worst-ever ransomware attacks on the healthcare industry took place when Universal Health Services (UHS), a hospital network with more than 400 facilities across the USA and Great Britain, lost its computer network. The attack completely blocked access to computers across its expansive network. In the process, it created a safety risk for countless patients receiving care at these facilities across the globe.
There is a common misconception that cyberattacks always involve hackers using sophisticated technology to break through a business’s security defenses. But in reality, one of the most common ways that hackers gain access to secure systems is by preying on human error.
When it comes to disaster recovery, many organizations are woefully underprepared. After all, no one wants to ponder the potential of a cyberattack, natural disaster, theft or other unfortunate event wreaking havoc on their business – especially at smaller companies, where stakeholders are busy focusing on big-picture growth.
2020 has been an eventful year, to say the least. And we’re not out of the woods yet. Amid a global pandemic, coastal businesses are also in the middle of an active hurricane season.
In July, dozens of high-profile Twitter users, including Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk, announced they were “giving back to the community” and asked followers to donate money via Bitcoin. But it wasn’t that these figures were suddenly feeling charitable. It was a scam.
Starting a business in the current economic climate may seem risky, but it’s even riskier if there’s no data-backup system in place. Startup companies tend to be laser-focused on one thing: growing as fast and furiously as possible.
Starting a business in the current economic climate may seem risky, but it’s even riskier if there’s no data-backup system in place.
Microsoft 365 has become an indispensable SaaS tool for organizations around the globe, providing cloud-based email, apps and communication tools. And it has become even more essential during the COVID-19 pandemic as organizations shifted to remote work, allowing teams to collaborate from anywhere.
Implementing robust solutions for BCDR for schools should be a top priority for administrators, regardless of what their learning environments look like this fall.
It’s no secret that SaaS adoption rates had already been exploding in the years leading up to the coronavirus pandemic. But COVID-19 has forced many businesses to make that transition even faster.
A disaster recovery test plan provides a framework for testing IT systems and protocols to identify problems that may impede recovery efforts during a real disaster. By routinely testing your systems and processes, you help to eliminate unexpected challenges during a disruption and ensure that the business is able to quickly recover in a real-world event.
In the race to adapt to COVID-19, businesses suddenly found themselves exposed to a wide range of cybersecurity risks. Hackers exploited this situation by ramping up their attacks, knowing that organizations were suddenly more vulnerable.
Business continuity technologies have come a long way over the past decade, making enterprise-grade data protection accessible to small and mid-sized businesses. But the latest disaster recovery statistics reveal that today’s organizations still face costly interruptions, due to a wide range of threats.
COVID-19 forced many businesses to allow their employees to work from home. But with so much uncertainty surrounding the “end” of this pandemic, many companies are facing the reality that some of their workforce may never be coming back to the office.
Backupify is a SaaS backup solution that protects data stored in G Suite and Office 365. At a time when businesses are relying increasingly on the cloud—especially in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic—Backupify has become essential.
Protecting data was already a top priority for organizations before COVID-19. But as the coronavirus pandemic upended operations across the globe, businesses have had to rethink their strategy for data backup and disaster recovery.
The challenges created by the COVID-19 outbreak will likely continue for months, if not years, to come. But already, businesses are scrambling to navigate the “new normal” of maintaining continuity through a pandemic and beyond.