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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.
The Datto Network Switch is changing the way we think about network management.
Designed for zero-touch deployments and automated configuration, these switches enable you to build, monitor and scale a network from anywhere. It’s a game-changer for IT administrators and managed-service providers (MSPs), drastically reducing the time spent on network management and boosting user productivity, too.
The Datto SIRIS is considered one of the industry’s best backup and disaster recovery (BDR) solutions. But it’s not a one-size-fits-all device. There are multiple Datto SIRIS models to choose from, allowing you to select the right fit for your infrastructure and business-continuity needs.
Which Datto solutions can bring the most value and protection to your infrastructure? It all depends on the unique objectives of your organization.
IT departments are increasingly overtaxed. You’ve got a constantly growing list of tasks, support tickets and interruptions—on top of the critical work you’re supposed to be doing. It’s overwhelming! But with a few simple changes to your approach, you can drastically free up time and reduce the headaches. We’ve put together these simple tips for IT professionals to help you manage your day more efficiently.
Industry experts predict ransomware attacks will worsen over the next two years. That’s why it’s critical that IT managers have the fundamental ransomware education they need to fend off attacks.
So, you’ve decided to deploy one of the best data backup technologies on the market. Better make sure you do it properly! We’ve put together these best practices for the Datto SIRIS 3 to ensure that your business gets the highest level of protection possible. From deployment to daily backups, here’s how to get the most out of your Datto.
In 2017, Datto released the newest version of its Datto Windows Agent as a successor to ShadowSnap. CEO Austin McChord said the new agent had been in development for the past five years and he praised it for several new enhancements over previous versions.
As we enter 2018, now’s a good time to look back on the 2017 disaster recovery statistics. Spoiler alert: it wasn’t a good year for many businesses.
When comparing Datto vs eFolder, who comes out on top? This question has become more common than you might think in the last year or so. After eFolder made some high-profile acquisitions of companies like Axcient and Replibit, many industry experts saw the moves as evidence that eFolder was trying to dethrone Datto from its BDR pedestal.
When the Datto Mac Agent came along in 2016, IT folks around the world breathed a sigh of relief. Finally, there was a more robust solution available for backing up Macs in business environments.
2017 has been an incredible year for business continuity and Invenio IT. It’s amazing to think about how far we’ve come in the last few years. And, without a doubt, last year has got to be my favorite to date. A ton of incredible things happened and we reached major milestones.
Last week, security researchers uncovered what is possibly the biggest and worst security flaw in modern computing. Referred to as the Intel “Meltdown” and “Spectre” bugs, these critical flaws enable malicious software to spy on other system processes and steal data.
It’s 2018, folks. And if this year is anything like the last, you can bet it will be filled with more disastrous cyberattacks, global ransomware infections and other assaults on businesses of all sizes. Now is the time to configure your Datto firewall settings for optimal protection against all of these outside threats.
An interesting thing happened earlier this month when ransomware attackers targeted a county in North Carolina and demanded $23,000 for their data.
Over the weekend, the Wall Street Journal released an article about an initiative among U.S. banks called “Sheltered Harbor.” The project aims to equip banks with impenetrable data backups that could be shared with each other in the event of a major cyberattack.
As news broke last week about the massive 2016 Uber hack (and subsequent cover-up), we couldn’t help but wonder: is anybody’s data safe anymore?
Over the last few years, we’ve witnessed some of the worst data hacks in history.
It’s been three weeks since Datto announced it was being acquired by investment firm Vista Equity Partners. And while the news may not have come as a total shock, many of us are still digesting the details and looking ahead to see how the Datto acquisition might play out in the long term.
There’s a weakness in your network. Right now. It’s a weakness no hardware or software can fix … but a well-rounded business continuity plan can. Learn more about cybersecurity education.
Small business leaders throughout the world are scrambling for ways to ensure their business is as secure as possible against cybercrime. Security procedures simply aren’t enough as more than 4,000 ransomware attacks alone occur per day in the last year with a year over year increase of 300%. Are you next?
It was only a matter of time. Over the last year, as ransomware has continued to wreak havoc on businesses across the globe, many have wondered about the security of their Linux-based systems. Now, new findings have confirmed the inevitable: more strains of Linux ransomware are out in the wild, and infections are on the rise.
Why is a business continuity planning consultant so important? Imagine losing access to your building for week, without any employees being allowed to enter. That’s what happened to a Canadian business after a fire left the company’s underground parking garage submerged in five feet of water.