The Definitive Ransomware Protection Guide for Business in 2020
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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.
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How to Restore from Backup, and Avoiding Common Pitfalls

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Our Seven Top Tech Predictions For 2017

The complete domination of Amazon Cloud, internet-connected glasses, and an anti-ransomware Batman. That’s what you have to look forward to in 2017. Read our tech predictions on the year to come. Unlike Nostradamus and the Aztec Calendar, we’ll tell you what’s coming in no uncertain terms.

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Australian Office Closed Thursday 26th January for Australia Day.

Our Australian Office will be closed on Thursday the 26th of January 2017, due to the Australia Day public holiday. As a result, our APAC Sales and Support Teams will be unavailable on this day.  However, US Support and Sales will continue to operate as normal.

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15 Strange and Funny Google Suggestions

In this day and age, Google is the friend you can ask anything. And it will often ‘suggest’ a search based on what people before you have typed in. But some of those things are hilarious, if not a little disturbing. Here at BackupAssist, we’ve gathered some of the funniest, quirkiest, and downright strange things

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Los Angeles College Pays Hackers $28,000 Ransom for Data

Last week, the Los Angeles Community College District’s (LACCD) computer systems were held for a whopping $28,000 ransom—and because they paid, the ransomware makers are now that much richer. Once again, the whole thing could have been avoided with some cheap $250 backup software. You can almost hear the campus management kicking themselves from here. The worst

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Backup Programs: The Six Essential Software Requirements

There are a lot of backup programs out there, and like any purchasing decision, it can be hard to sift the good from the bad. But when it comes to premium backup software, there are six traits they all have in common. 1. Full Image Backup If you’re looking to protect your data, you’re going to want

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Most Vulnerable Software of 2016: Anything Linux Based

This year Linux has taken the gold, silver, and bronze medal for software vulnerabilities, beating out notoriously unsafe applications such as Adobe Flash and Acrobat. The Android Mobile OS, which is based on the Linux Kernel, took first place with 523 Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE). Second place for this dubious “award” went to Debian

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When some people first hear about backup software, the first question they ask is this: “Why don’t you just copy and paste your files?” It’s a fair question, especially since it’s very easy to just dump your simple data—particularly Word docs and photos—onto a USB stick. In comparison, paying for and then opening some backup

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Koolova: The World’s First ‘Nice’ Ransomware?

Every time I write an article on a new form of ransomware, I’m always surprised. And Koolova, the latest ransomware to hit the scene, does not disappoint. Last year saw a host of bizarre ransomware variants. There was Popcorn Time, which let you infect two users to get a free decryption key. Jigsaw, which played

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Best Backup Software: A Buying Guide

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