Month: August 2018

15 tips for ransomware prevention

Learn 15 tips to prevent ransomware from reaching the computers in your network. IronTree provides full protection against ransomware.

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Managed vs self-managed online/cloud backup

Cloud technology has taken off in recent years, making it easy and efficient for companies to outsource the backup of their important office data.

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Ryuk: the new ransomware giant

Organisations around the world have been hit by a new piece of ransomware known as Ryuk, which has been encrypting PCs, storage centres and data centres in what’s showing itself to be a carefully planned campaign.

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How does IronTree online backup work?

Everyone’s backing up these days, and because most businesses are already linked to the Internet, backing up online is proving the easiest and most cost-effective way.

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Two books that could help you plan for business continuity

Whether you are starting a new business or running a well-established one, your company should have a comprehensively designed and implemented business continuity plan in place. When creating a business continuity plan or revising one, the best way to get started is to read some books on the subject.

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Business disaster management and the importance of planning

At any given moment, there is some disaster, natural or unnatural, somewhere in this world where people are affected on a large scale. One does not have to be at the epicentre of an earthquake to suffer the repercussions of a disaster. Disaster can strike at any time and place and can affect businesses critically.

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What will you do when the lights go out?

The real question is, are you going to have your organisation running around like a headless chicken or do you have a plan in place for when a disaster strikes?

Most small- and medium-sized businesses do not have proper disaster recovery or business continuity plans in place.

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Kaspersky Lab moves its core ops to Switzerland

Russian cyber security firm Kaspersky Lab announced recently it will start moving its ops and infrastructure to Switzerland and that, to show its integrity and transparency, the relocation will be managed by a third party.

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10 questions to ask your offsite backup provider

Choosing a backup provider isn’t an easy task, it may not be a massive capital outlay but the value of your data and the importance of it should not be taken lightly.

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Do I actually need online/cloud backup?

Bear in mind that without cloud backup you’ll need a budget for encryption software, for maintaining your hard-drives and the offsite location, and for getting the backups to the offsite location. Also, as your data grows you’ll need to purchase larger hard-drives and after years of use you’ll need to replace them.

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