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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.
Amid a global pandemic, a Fortune 500 IT company has suffered one of the most costly ransomware attacks in recent years. While the company was able to restore its critical systems relatively quickly, the attack is likely to cost the company $50 million to $70 million in losses.
Covid-19 has pushed businesses into crisis mode. Companies had to rapidly rethink operations to ensure both continuity and the safety of their employees.
Disaster recovery planning is vital to surviving an unexpected disruption to your business – including a pandemic. Whether or not your business has been put in disarray by COVID-19, it’s not too late to revisit your disaster recovery plan.
On top of the global health crisis and economic fallout, COVID-19 brought a new wave of spam emails and coronavirus-related scams. Here’s what you can do.
As businesses scramble to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic, many have shifted to remote working with little planning for how data backups should be handled going forward. It’s a costly mistake that could threaten a small business’s survival during these already challenging times. But it’s not too late to do something about it.
With the onslaught of COVID-19 scams and cybersecurity threats, training your teams on safe practices for email and Internet is crucial.
An onslaught of COVID-19 scams and cyberattacks have created even more challenges for businesses during the pandemic. Among the most troubling threats right now is a rise in coronavirus-related ransomware.
Many companies are fortunate to be able to rely on remote workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. But not all of them are doing it as efficiently as they could be.
As if you didn’t already have enough to worry about, scammers are exploiting the COVID-19 crisis to infiltrate your business and deceive your employees. In the process, they’re stealing data, personal information and money, in what authorities are calling an “unprecedented” surge in coronavirus-related scams.
We’re only just beginning to see the impact of COVID-19 on businesses around the globe. But already the data is staggering.
With government-mandated lockdowns across the globe, companies in numerous industries are facing massive cuts and closures. Even in sectors that are shifting to remote work, coronavirus is causing major operational disruptions just about everywhere.
The COVID-19 outbreak has upended businesses in nearly every industry. Across the globe, companies are quickly shifting operations and forcing employees to work from their homes. In some U.S. states, non-essential businesses have been ordered to close altogether.
As businesses rapidly adapt to the COVID-19 outbreak, the need for comprehensive disaster recovery planning has never been more vital. The global pandemic has forced many organizations to rethink their operations, adopting new telecommuting policies and building out infrastructure to support it.
In this post, we look at why data backup for startups is so important and which solutions are best for these fast-growing small businesses.
Disaster recovery testing gives you peace of mind that your data backups can be successfully restored when it matters most.
Corporate data backup is the bedrock of any business continuity plan. With backups, businesses can recover lost data after a ransomware attack, hardware failure, accidental deletion and numerous other incidents.
Deploying a dependable data backup system is essential to maintaining business continuity in legal services. But with so many different backup products to choose from, it can be difficult for firms to know which solution is best for your practice.
Microsoft guarantees a 99.9% uptime for its Office 365 services, providing some peace of mind that your email, cloud apps and files will be available when you need them. But as any O365 user knows, that tiny 0.1% of potential downtime can translate into a nightmare when the service actually goes down.
On Friday, August 16, a large ransomware attack struck 22 towns in Texas, all at the same time. The infection was widespread, well-coordinated and appeared to originate from a single source. And while details are still emerging, it’s a troubling sign that government ransomware attacks could continue to disrupt U.S. cities in the months ahead.
2019 was a rough year for government organizations as ransomware wreaked havoc on public services across the United States. More than 70 state and local governments were successfully infected.
The key difference between unified continuity and traditional backup solutions is that unified systems are fully integrated technologies. They combine hardware, software and cloud infrastructure to create a seamless business continuity solution, developed by a single vendor.
One of the most disastrous ransomware attacks of 2019 happened in the rural community of Jackson County, Georgia. On a Saturday morning in March, attackers infiltrated the county's networks, locking staff out of nearly every government system. 9-1-1 dispatchers'...
On New Year’s Eve, international travelers encountered a rude surprise when attempting to exchange foreign currency: systems were down—indefinitely. Travelex, the popular currency exchange service, had been hit by ransomware. That meant all 1,200 Travelex stores, kiosks and counters in 70 countries around the world had been knocked offline.
Data loss is one of the most common causes of business disruption today—and one of the most costly. When critical files get wiped out, operations suffer and downtime ensues.