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Ransomware continued to wreak havoc on businesses in 2018, according to a new report from Datto. And while there are signs that attacks have slowed down, the report shows there’s still plenty to be concerned about.
There are local and off-site elements of a disaster recovery management plan that need to be considered. Find out everything you need to know here.
One of the biggest challenges in cybersecurity is foreseeing the next new threat. Because, unlike other disaster scenarios, cyberattacks are constantly evolving.
Your next big cybersecurity breach could happen at any moment. If you don’t have the right technology in place, then your business is a sitting duck.
One of the most intriguing cybersecurity trends of the last year has been the sudden decline in ransomware. The file-encrypting attacks have accounted for only 5% of malware payloads in recent months, down from 60% in early 2017. That’s a huge shift in direction for hackers. But just as quickly as ransomware has declined, a new threat has skyrocketed: cryptojacking.
Buckle up. This one’s going to hurt. In the world of business continuity, so much attention is paid to the destruction of natural disasters, like severe storms and flooding. But the reality is: cybersecurity breaches can be just as destructive. And they happen far more frequently.
We often point to statistics showing that human error is a business’s greatest cybersecurity vulnerability. Cybersecurity training is absolutely vital to preventing those mistakes. But what, exactly, should that training consist of?
Investing in cybersecurity technology is critical for every business. From anti-malware to data backup, these systems are essential for surviving cyberattacks and keeping your business running. But unfortunately, even the most iron-clad defenses aren’t 100% fool-proof. Often, the worst cybersecurity breaches are caused by little more than human error.
Right at this moment, your cybersecurity defenses are actively protecting against an onslaught of attempted attacks: Malware …Viruses …Spam email …Infected attachments …Bad links …Malvertising …
Warning: Ransomware has infected your server and your operations have come to a screeching halt. What do you do? To prevent the staggering costs of downtime, you need to be able to recover your data as rapidly as possible. But depending on what kind of data backup system you’re using, this might not be as easy as it sounds.
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.