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Cybercriminals staged a successful ransomware attack against the Port of San Diego earlier this month, though critical operations were largely undisrupted. The attack infected several computer systems at the port, locking some employees out of their computers for days.
Deploying a data backup system is essential. But which provides the most protection without costing a fortune? For many businesses, the answer is DRaaS.
Hybrid cloud virtualization is changing the way we think about data recovery. In the old days, you had limited options for recovering data after a major disaster. A full restore could take hours or even days—and frankly, it still can. But thankfully, faster cloud computing has ushered in new recovery options that can virtually eliminate your operational downtime.
Cloud data backup can protect against the risks of on-site data loss caused by a wide range of disasters. It’s an essential resource for businesses today. But since not all clouds are made equal, it’s imperative to choose the right system.
At a time when we’re storing almost everything in the cloud, it’s easy to forget that this data is just as vulnerable as all your on-site files. Don’t get us wrong: services like Office 365, G Suite and Salesforce are built on some of the most dependable cloud technology in the world.
For most businesses, preventing data loss from malware has always been a priority. But as today’s companies become even more data-centric, and the cyber threats more vicious, keeping malware at bay is more important than ever.
Hardware damage and system malfunctions are among the top causes of data loss. And when they happen, they can bring your operations to a screeching halt. But while system errors are inevitable, there are ways to ensure you never lose any data – even if all your servers are toast.
When we talk about the risk of disasters, and the importance of business continuity, the conversation is often focused on the most dramatic causes of data loss: hurricanes, lightning strikes, fires, flooding and so on. But what about the “smaller” events?
All the big headlines go to ransomware these days, but there’s another threat that remains one of the top causes of data loss: natural disasters. Rain, flooding, fire, earthquakes – the list of threats goes on and on. And when they strike, they pose a serious risk to your IT infrastructure, especially your data.
At a time when data loss costs small businesses as much as $75 billion a year in downtime alone, it’s never been more important to protect your data. But you can’t obtain true protection without first understanding the threats.
Over the past year, we’ve witnessed some of the biggest global companies get hobbled by ransomware: FedEx, Boeing, Merck, Maersk and Mondelez International, just to name a few. The financial losses from these attacks have been staggering. $300 million for FedEx alone. $310 million for Merck. With figures like those, it’s easy to assume that ransomware is mostly a “big business” problem. But in fact, the opposite is true.
Remember the days before cloud computing was, well, everywhere? It’s hard to believe that, only a decade or two ago, businesses were way more centralized. IT infrastructure was all on-site. Applications ran only on in-house computers. Email, files and data were all stored on-premise, just steps from the office kitchen.
Datto has two great BDR systems that enable small- to medium-sized businesses to obtain enterprise-grade data protection without an enterprise price tag: the Alto 3 and all-Flash SIRIS X series.
Hybrid cloud technology has become a must for data backup. But what exactly is it—and can it really protect your organization after a major disaster? In this post, we take a deep dive into the benefits of hybrid cloud technology from Datto and how it differs from other common backup methods.
Choosing the right data backup for SMBs is easier than you might think—especially when you know what to look for. Yes, there are plenty of options to choose from, but you can quickly narrow those choices by focusing on the specific needs of your organization.
You already know that backing up your data is critical, especially in the age of ransomware. But with so many types of SMB data backup solutions out there, choosing one can be overwhelming.
I’m back from DattoCon18 and there’s a lot to discuss. This year’s 3-day convention in Austin, Texas, was packed with product announcements, but there are a few things I’m particularly excited about. So let’s dive right in …
Only 6% of companies without a disaster recovery plan will survive a disaster, according to research by Datto. Small businesses today must have a reliable data backup system in place, or they risk losing not just the data, but the entire business.
These days, even the smallest data loss—fewer than 100 files—can cost businesses between $18,000 to $35,000, according to Datto. Protecting data has become essential for even the smallest businesses. But since not all data backups for SMBs are the same, it’s important to compare your options carefully.
A category-5 hurricane will hit your city in 3 days. Are you sure your company is prepared? Unfortunately, most disasters don’t come with warnings like this. Earthquakes, ransomware attacks, accidentally deleted data, utility outages: such disruptions happen without notice and can be just as devastating on your operations as a hurricane.
Traditionally, it begins with a suspicious email in your inbox … maybe an infected file attachment or a link to a malicious website. But over the past year, we’ve seen several other ransomware vulnerabilities that left organizations at risk of a major attack.
2018 hurricane season is almost here. And if this season looks anything like last year’s, then it’s only a matter of time before dangerous storms begin forming in the Atlantic. The good news is: it’s not too late to prepare your business.
The latest ransomware statistics reveal some encouraging signs that attacks are slowing down a bit. But it’s not time to let your guard down.
The 2017 WannaCry and NotPetya attacks were a wakeup call to businesses around the globe. But while some industries have made great strides toward improving their defenses, countless others remain unprotected.
A recent survey found that one in three small to medium-sized businesses were infected with ransomware in the last year.
Ransomware has become a huge challenge for businesses—and a financial boon for the hackers who develop it. It’s a problem that isn’t going away anytime soon. But that doesn’t mean you can’t defend yourself.
Planning for disaster is serious business. But that doesn’t mean creating your business continuity plan (BCP) has to be difficult. In this post, you’ll learn how to develop a business continuity plan.
Let’s not sugarcoat it. Managing business continuity is burdensome.
It eats up time. It costs money. It gets in the way of your most pressing responsibilities. But without it, the company would be toast in a disaster.
Where is business continuity headed in 2018-2019? A quick look at today’s trends provides a glimpse of how companies’ priorities may be changing in the months ahead.
Why is one of the most regulated industries—healthcare—also one of the most vulnerable?
In a recent post, we explored the unique regulations that healthcare organizations face. But despite the strict laws of HIPAA (the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act), healthcare vulnerabilities remain rampant, worldwide.
Are today’s businesses doing enough to protect themselves from unexpected disasters? Are their business continuity systems secure enough to prevent costly downtime? Are organizations within highly regulated industries following the proper business continuity regulation?
Here’s the thing about business continuity: it’s constantly evolving.
Over the last few years alone, newer threats like ransomware have forced organizations to rethink their strategies and deploy new technologies. And in the years ahead, more new risks will come along that will force businesses to shift their continuity resources once again.