The Definitive Ransomware Protection Guide for Business in 2020
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BackupAssist ER now gives you the option of Recover Anywhere, meaning you can achieve Disaster Recovery on Demand. Recover locally, in the cloud, or anywhere in between. When compared to DRaaS, it can achieve similar business outcomes at 75% less cost.
An abandoned office will present some unique risks to your I.T. infrastructure, your backups included. Here are some ways you can prepare for an office lockdown, so you remain cyber-resilient while the office is empty.
The best time to protect yourself from ransomware is before it strikes. Cyber-resilience requires the right ransomware protection to save you from the panic and stress of unplanned downtime and potentially hundreds of thousands of dollars in ransom payments.
An abandoned office will present some unique risks to your I.T. infrastructure, your backups included. Here are some ways you can prepare for an office lockdown, so you remain cyber-resilient while the office is empty.
The best time to protect yourself from ransomware is before it strikes. Cyber-resilience requires the right ransomware protection to save you from the panic and stress of unplanned downtime and potentially hundreds of thousands of dollars in ransom payments.
Microsoft Word 1.0 - A History
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IT History Flashback: Microsoft Releases Word 1.0

It’s almost exactly 33 years ago to the day since Microsoft released its very first software application, Microsoft Word 1.0. And if you think it’s expensive now, you should have seen how much it cost back then. Hitting the shelves on November 29, 1983, Microsoft Word 1.0 was the first word processing program to truly

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The Cost of Ransomware in 2016: $1 Billion and Rising.

 If you’re reading this, there’s a 50/50 chance you’ve been hit by ransomware this year already, according to an Osterman Research Study. Since last year, ransomware attacks have more than doubled, jumping from 23k to a staggering 56k. And to make matters worse, the average ransom has skyrocketed from $294 to $679. Translation? Malware is

Microsoft's Edge in fighting Socially Engineered Malware SEM
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Microsoft Edge beats Chrome, Firefox in Anti-Malware Tests

In an unexpected upset, Microsoft Edge has smashed popular browsers Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox when it comes to blocking malware and phishing attacks. Microsoft’s built-in browser blocked the highest amount of socially engineered malware (SEM) and phishing attacks when stacked against its competitors, a newly published NSS Labs report revealed. The native browser blocked

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How Granular Restores Improve Business Efficiency

Users lose things. Passwords. E-mails. Documents. Your sanity. Sure as the sun sets, if they have something, they’re going to lose it—and turn to you to get it back again. When you retrieve their lost data, you don’t want it to be a hassle. Granular restores (retrieving file-level items or smaller) mean you can bring

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US Office closed for Thanksgiving: Thursday 24th and Friday 25th November 2016

Our US Office will be closed for Thanksgiving on Thursday 24th and Friday 25th of November 2016.  As such, our US Support and Sales teams will be unavailable on these days.  However, Australian Support and Sales will both continue to operate as normal. For any urgent inquiries, please contact the Australian Support team or email us at support@backupassist.com Here’s some more

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Amazing Phishing Attempt: A Must See!

This spam e-mail is so well crafted, it’s both incredible and horrifying. Would your users know this was spam, or would they think it was real?

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Backup Software vs Data Recovery: Pros and Cons

The decision to buy backup software is like the old health insurance debate. Do you pay now so you’re covered in the event of an emergency, or do you skip it and hope nothing goes wrong? Both decisions are made while things are healthy. Both involve a big financial hit if something happens and you’re not covered. And both have

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SysAdmin Halloween Horror Posters: Your Worst Nightmare

There’s a rattling in the server room. Nervously, you unlock the door. One of your coworkers is destroying the SAN with a hammer, and he’s out of control! Three men wrest him to the ground. But the damage has already been done. You didn’t keep offsite copies, and the backups were on the shared drive! In

BackupAssist v9.5 released
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BackupAssist v9.5 Released! Now Supports Windows Server 2016.

Itching to upgrade to Windows Server 2016? Now you can, and keep your backups completely intact. Version 9.5 is out, and it includes baseline support for Microsoft’s server software. So what exactly is baseline support? Well, it means that you will be able to use BackupAssist and all its features on Windows Server 2016, starting with the

Dealing with Exploit Kits
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What is an Exploit Kit? How Hackers Hunt Your Old Software

You’re browsing the web on a trusted website. You click on an regular-looking link. Suddenly, the website changes on you. A splash screen appears.  You read it out, a pit forming in your stomach as you see the skull above the text. ‘We have encrypted all of your files. The only way to get your files back is to