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WannaCry Shows Ransomware Here to Stay

  Estimated 200,000 Computers Crippled An apparently random attack using a strain of malware called "WannaCry" started gaining traction on a Friday and spread like wildfire through the weekend. Like other ransomware variants, WannaCry spreads as a worm, scanning...

The Continuing Need for Business Continuity Planning

  The Need for Business Continuity Planning Every industry is vulnerable to unforeseen events that can bring normal operations to a grinding halt. When this occurs, it's crucial for an organization to recover ASAP to provide goods and services to clients and avoid...

Hotel Pays Ransom to Unlock Doors; Cops Lose 8 Years of Evidence

  Ransomware attacks quadrupled in 2016 and will double again in 2017, according to a report issued on Monday by Beazley, a provider of data breach response insurance. As we begin a new year amid these dire predictions, news of new ransomware infections drive the...

Ransomware Statistics in 2016 – A Roundup [Infographic]

  Data security in 2016 has been defined by the rampant and incessant onslaught of ransomware. Since December 2015 we've observed  a 600% growth in ransomware variants, as attackers recognize that victims are still willing to pay for their critical company data. We've...

Real-Time Monitoring – An Essential Part of Data Protection

You're a savvy IT professional. You've developed your disaster recovery plan, you've determined realistic but necessary RTOs, and you've instituted a hybrid cloud data protection system with local backups replicated to cloud storage. You can check the status of your...

Cloud Backup Saves Data After Fire Destroys School

  IT Manager's Decision to Outsource Data Protection Pays Off Daniel Sapseid, IT Manager at The Academy secondary school in Selsey, UK, decided to move data backups to the cloud after attending the 2015 British Educational Training and Technology (BETT) trade show. By...

Outsourcing Disaster Recovery and Data Protection

  Advantages of Outsourced Backup and Disaster Recovery Organizations recognize that their data is a key competitive differentiator and that customers and employees must have rapid and continuous access to that data. Simply put, downtime equals lost...

Data Protection Update: The Increasing Threat of Ransomware

New Episode Released We're pleased to release the latest episode of Data Protection Update, with this episode focused on the importance of choosing a data protection platform with a proven track record in recovering critical data from ransomware threats,...

Business Continuity Plans Required for Financial Advisors

  Proposed rule requires BC planning Last month, the SEC unanimously proposed a rule that would require registered investment advisors to have written business continuity plans. The intention is to provide protection for advisory firm clients in the event of a major...

Data Protection Update: HIPAA Compliant Data Protection

New Episode Released We're pleased to release the latest episode of Data Protection Update, with this episode focused on the importance of choosing a data protection platform with an emphasis on HIPAA compliance, while still providing a simple and comprehensive...

Ransomware: I’m infected, now what?

Scenario 1: Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center Ransomware strain: Locky Sufficient data protection platform in place: No Ransom paid: $17,000 Path to resolution: 10 days of negotiating and working with law enforcement On February 5th, 2016, users found they could...

Business Continuity Awareness Week Roundup

It's the last day of Business Continuity Awareness Week 2016, an annual global event to demonstrate the value of business continuity and help people understand why they should apply it to their organization. Throughout the week, we've released materials and tools...

Asigra Selected #1 From Top 25 Cloud Data Backup Enablers

We're pleased to share that Asigra, our software partner, has been ranked number one out of 25 cloud data backup enablers by Backup Review (which comes as no surprise to us, of course). The 25 companies included were ranked based on technology, number of features,...

Why Healthcare Data Backup Should Be in the Cloud

Over the past decade, cloud backup, recovery and restore options have emerged as the most secure, flexible and reliable solutions for securing critical data. There are seven key advantages to using cloud backup at your healthcare clinic or practice.   1. Reduce...

Introducing the Data Protection Update series from Armada Cloud

Armada Cloud is pleased to announce our Data Protection Update series, where we'll be providing industry insights, company updates, news and information related to enterprise data protection. Follow our Youtube channel to stay on top of things! Data Protection Update...

Supporting IT Solutions: The Human Element

Users don't read. That's a guiding principle behind modern software design, written or unwritten; user behavior has been studied exhaustively to develop intuitive GUIs and reduce the inevitable "how do I..." support calls. Makes sense, really - when was the last time...

Asigra + Oracle + Armada = Rock-Solid Cloud Backup for Enterprise

When we here at Armada Cloud were looking for a storage appliance to pair with the NIST FIPS 140-2 certified data-protection software that powers our enterprise-class cloud backup and recovery platform, Oracle quickly rose to the top of our list of...

Announcing Armada Cloud’s Refer-A-Friend Program

You're probably protecting your data already, but have your friends and associates taken the time to ensure that their sensitive and vital corporate information is safe? At Armada Cloud, most of our new customers are a result of referrals from satisfied clients, and...

Data Security: Are your backups protected?

A PCWorld reader named Melissa wrote in to their Answer Line column with the following question regarding online backups: "With hackers now able to hack into government and large holding companies' computers, wouldn't I also be at risk?" Melissa's concern...

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