Not My Data! Fending Off Ransomware

Not My Data! Fending Off Ransomware

Make no mistake about it, 2017 was the year of ransomware. It achieved mainstream notoriety due to the mass-spread of ransomware like WannaCry that targeted institutions, companies, and hospitals alike!

By holding organizations hostage over their confidential data, ransomware coerced people to pay hundreds (and in some cases, thousands) of dollars! Continue reading

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The Dos And Don’ts of A Backup Schedule

The Dos And Don’ts of A Backup Schedule

Backing up your computer isn’t as simple as you think. There are thousands of variables you need to factor in, and if you’re not careful, you can compromise the safety of your entire organization!

Therefore, it’s of the utmost importance that you carefully plan out a competent backup schedule. Here are a few things you can do to increase the efficiency of your backup plan. Continue reading

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Block Level Backup vs. File Level Backup – Which Is Better?

Block Level Backup vs. File Level Backup – Which Is Better?

With our reliance on computers increasing every single day, backup plays an important role in ensuring cyberspace security. Not only does backing up your computers functions well as a contingency plan, but it can also save your organization millions of dollars!

That being said, the world of data backup is much more complicated than previously believed. Every day, new backup techniques are being introduced, which have left many computer users scratching their heads! Continue reading

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Public Cloud Backup Options for Better Data Protection

Public Cloud Backup Options for Better Data Protection

Public cloud backup is not without its pros and cons. While it has significantly made life easier for tech giants, there’s always the element of cyber-attacks that makes it a double-edged sword!

Successfully backing up important resources has always been something that even IT pros struggle with. What makes matters worse is the fact that backup tools designed for on premises uses are not always well suited for public cloud environments! Continue reading

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5 Lesser Known Facts about Ransomware

5 Lesser Known Facts about Ransomware

Ransomware is a grim reality of the world we live in today. Individuals and institutions have the power to hold big companies hostage for large sums over files and data. Given the mass-spread of ransomware like WannaCry, it’s important that we educate ourselves on the dangers of this digital terror before we fall victim to it! Continue reading

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CloudBacko’s Crystal Ball – Predicting Data Breaches for 2018

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Given the state of the industry in 2017, we think it’s fair to say that data breaches will become more of a regular occurrence next year. With hackers coming up with smarter ways to get around digital defenses, your IT team has its work cut out for them in 2018!

While it’s nearly impossible for anyone to single out the next big threat, we can, however, look at the current state of things to better prepare ourselves for the future. Here are the three things we at CloudBacko predict will happen over the course of the year. Continue reading

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