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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.
It’s been a little over a year since the release of the Datto X1 – Datto’s compact, all-flash BDR appliance, which the company announced at DattoCon16. Since then, the company has also released the X2 and X4 devices, offering greater storage capabilities of 2 TB and 4 TB, respectively, plus professional rackmount units offering up to 12 TB.
A new report from Datto illustrates how ransomware has become a full-blown epidemic for businesses around the world. It’s not just WannaCry or NotPetya or GoldenEye.
Nobody wants to get those dreaded 3 a.m. phone calls. “The servers are down.” “The backups failed.” “Ed from logistics opened a phishing email again!” These calls are an IT professional’s worst nightmare. But the good news is: with the right business continuity plan testing scenarios, you may never have to get such a call.
One of the more exciting news stories in business continuity this year was the announcement of the Datto Open Mesh acquisition. The merger was widely hailed as a brilliant move that would benefit both Datto’s and Open Mesh’s huge customer bases around the world, as well as the managed service providers (MSPs) that serve them.
A good business continuity consultancy is worth its weight in gold. But the question your organization has probably already asked is: “Do we really need one?”
Who exactly makes up the Unites States Cybersecurity Operations Team? And, what do they do? For most, it has been as murky as the cybercrime itself. In a time when everyone is at risk of being the target of a cybercrime, it is important to understand the system and know where to turn for help. That said, here is everything you need to know about who is doing what on the US Cybersecurity team.
When noodles are the core of your business, guess what happens when something disrupts your noodles? A Singapore-based noodle manufacturer didn’t want to find out. To prevent a potential catastrophe, the company adopted business continuity management standards from the International Organization for Standardization (BCM ISO Standard 22301) – and it literally saved their business.
It’s no secret that I spend a lot of time writing and talking about BCDR solutions from Datto Inc. Today I want to address the reasons why.
Total data protection is the ultimate goal of security gurus, but how can you be sure you’ve defined the right requirements for business continuity for your business?
A huge part of continuity planning is identifying and managing your risks—what you might refer to as BCP risk management.
The ALTO 3 is fully-featured, easy-to-use and cost-effective for a small business. In fact, it offers many of the same features as the larger, flagship Datto SIRIS 3 solution as well as many upgrades over the ALTO 2. Let’s take a look:
An employee at a beverage distributor opened an email, and the company’s recently-installed Datto ransomware protection solution got its first major test.
In May, we stumbled across a great article at ZDNet titled, “Ransomware is now so awful it’s actually making us take security seriously.” The upshot was this: ransomware’s destruction comes with a silver lining. It’s so bad that it’s finally forcing organizations to invest more in their corporate data backup systems.
When something goes wrong with your BCDR systems, you need to get help ASAP. If your in-house teams are unable to resolve the problems themselves, it’s critical that they have access to knowledgeable support technicians, regardless of the time of day. Thankfully, Datto Tech Support is available 24/7/365 to you and the MSPs that manage your business continuity technologies.
Do you know the key criteria for selecting a BCDR solution? Here’s a hint, there are four.
All the Windows machines are locked up with ransomware. Manufacturing operations have grinded to a halt. Huge problem, because a big order is scheduled to go out the next morning. But you’ve got it under control. You can restore the backups from your home computer and even virtualize the company’s manufacturing applications from the cloud, all while barely getting out of bed. Everything is up and running again in a matter of seconds. That’s the power of Datto Hybrid Virtualization.
Why is it that the NotPetya ransomware attack left pharmaceutical giant Merck crippled for days, while companies like GlaxoSmithKline and Pfizer didn’t even blink? How did Russia’s central bank restore their operations so quickly, while other companies remained stuck for a week? Is it pure luck? Nope. More likely, the companies that responded fastest—or remained impenetrable to the attack—relied on a solid business continuity framework that safeguarded their computer systems and minimized downtime.
At this point, we know that DattoCon 17 didn’t disappoint and there are lots of new Datto products to discuss. That said, let’s take a deeper dive into the various software and hardware announcements so we can really understand why Datto is game-changing for the backup and disaster recovery category.
Where does your data go when it’s backed up to the cloud? Well, if you’re using the Datto Cloud, it could be stored in a number of Datto locations in the U.S. or around the world.
U.S. companies haven’t had a good track record when it comes to recovering from losses of data or IT services. Data from the National Archives reports that six out of ten companies shut down within six months after a major data loss. Nine out of ten companies have had to file for bankruptcy within a year after losing their processing power for ten days or more. These real-word statistics underscore the need for carefully selecting business continuity solutions.
How do know your company will survive a major data loss? Realistically, how much downtime could the business endure before recovery became next to impossible? What are the exact failsafes you need to implement to avert a total meltdown? If you don’t know the answers to these questions, then it’s probably time to speak to some experienced business continuity consultants ASAP.
If you’ve already created a disaster recovery and business continuity plan, you’re well on your way to preventing downtime and data loss. There are some common business continuity plan mistakes that could easily derail your plans, though. Learn more with just one click.