Sometimes, the only way to repair a device that’s infected with malware is to completely wipe the storage drive and reinstall the operating system or perform a factory reset. This will destroy all the data inside and the malware with it. Unfortunately, it’s impossible to predict when malware will compromise your device, so you should […]
You certainly don’t want a system crash to destroy your most important documents and photos. Maintain redundant backups of your data across many different media types. Consider cloud-based backup as well as external HDDs or thumb drives or even newer solid state drives (SSD). The 3-2-1 rule is a good general framework for backing up your data: […]
One of the most dangerous cybersecurity threats is Ransomware, because its harm is so hard to fix. Your choices end up being; paying a ransom that won’t even guarantee safe return of your data, or possibly losing that information forever. Use local and cloud backup that can help by giving you full backup copies to […]
Paperless offices depend on a reliable digital solution to manage their files. More importantly, they need to keep sensitive information out of harm’s way, including malicious hackers who want to extort them with ransomware. Storing digital files in a protected system is a good way to protect them from outsiders. Take this one step further […]
The best way to beat a ransomware strike is to prepare for one. Most organizations are unprepared for a breach, which is why they often pay the ransom. Know the best practices of ransomware attacks, the types of scams that are out there and the tricks malicious actors like to pull. If your business notices […]
A 2021 ransomware attack against Colonial Pipeline highlighted the risks of this form of malware, which encrypts your data and holds the decryption key hostage until you pay a fee. It’s possible to reduce ransomware‘s impact by making regular backups, either locally or in the cloud, so you can fall back on a clean copy […]
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