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What is Ryuk Ransomware and How Does it Work?

Ryuk is a type of ransomware that encrypts files on an infected system, with ransom typically demanded in bitcoin or other types of cryptocurrency. Ryuk has targeted many large organizations using Microsoft Windows and related systems. First spotted in August 2018, it was initially thought to be a group that operates out of North Korea, but now is believed to…
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Pro Tips: Protecting Against Phishing and Ransomware

Many small and medium businesses (SMBs) who allowed employees to work remotely for the first time in 2020 have decided to continue to support remote work indefinitely, at least for some employees who prefer it and have proven they can work productively in that mode. Even those businesses who summon most employees back to the office now operate in a…
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5 Essential Tips for Azure Data Protection

Businesses are gravitating to Microsoft Azure in ever-greater numbers. Azure offers high degrees of scalability, flexibility, ease of access to Microsoft’s vast app ecosystem, sophisticated automation, and AI readiness. These are all attractive qualities for any business that wants to innovate and grow. Despite these benefits, Azure also has drawbacks common to public cloud platforms. Many businesses overlook the fact…
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What is Maze Ransomware and How Does it Work?

Maze Ransomware has been in the headlines non-stop ever since it was first reported in May 2019, when its authors used “Missed package delivery” and “Your AT&T wireless bill is ready to view” emails to trick recipients into opening messages with malicious payloads. Maze has been used to attack individual companies, governments, and increasingly – and perhaps most worryingly –…
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Creating a Tornado Disaster Plan: What to Consider in Your Business Continuity Planning

Tornados are extreme weather events characterized by funnels of wind that can exceed 100 MPH. They usually travel no more than a few miles before dissipating and are about 250 feet in diameter. They can, however, be much wider and travel much further. Under the right conditions, multiple tornadoes can form in a single given region. The same storm cells…
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Making the Case for Cloud-to-Cloud Backup

Data is collected, stored, and analyzed allowing businesses to gain a new depth of insight into their customers. With an endless amount of possibilities to grow their business in a smarter, more agile way, this data needs to be available around the clock to ensure the operational success of the business. Data that once lived in basements and backrooms is…
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Creating a Flood Disaster Plan: What to Consider in Your Business Continuity Planning

Every business has to prepare for the worst. Those that don’t may never fully recover from a disaster. But not all disasters are created equal. And not all businesses are at risk for every kind of disaster. That’s why we’ve put together this quick disaster survival reference guide to help you ensure that your business can keep operating even if…
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4 Reasons CEOs Should Care About BCDR – Business Continuity And Disaster Recovery

You don’t get to be a CEO without taking some chances, but there is a difference between taking on risk in search of an outsized reward and taking on unnecessary, avoidable risks. In an era when so much of business depends on data and computing, the proactive CEO values a solid business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) plan. After all,…
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What is the Cost of a Data Breach?

Data breaches are on the rise—both in the United States and throughout the rest of the world. A simple lapse in cybersecurity can jeopardize precious information and have a detrimental impact on the safety of your organization. Why Cybersecurity Is More Important Than Ever Curious to learn more about the true cost of a data breach? We dissected the latest…
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How to Keep Your Workforce Equipped Despite Global Microchip Challenges

In the world of technology and IT, one of the most well-documented issues that have arisen during the COVID-19 pandemic has been problems with supply chains—particularly microchip manufacturers. Chip lead times are currently taking over 20 weeks from order placement to delivery, according to a report from Susquehanna Financial Group. This 20+ week wait represents the slowest lead time since…
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