There is no doubt that every business wants to protect their company and client base from data loss and inefficiencies. However, many companies do not have the staff or budget to implement proper disaster recovery plans. Yet, by considering Cloud-based disaster recovery plans, business owners might not realize that it can become much more reliable and cost-efficient. Below we will examine the top reasons for considering a cloud-based disaster recovery plan.
Ransomware, devastating to your business, online extortion that has reached epic worldwide proportions.
Most of us have heard stories about someone outside our circle of friends or even in our networks that has fallen prey to, the now common, “Ransomware”. We might even know someone who has been affected by it directly. Those of us who know the dangers know the only true way to protect against being victimized by Ransomware. This article will explain what you need to know to protect yourself against Ransomware. Let’s answer a few questions to help our understanding of this infamous malware that is so debilitating.
What exactly is Ransomware?
Ransomware is very simply a malware that, once covertly installed on a victim’s computer, executes tasks that will essentially encrypt your data using a password you don’t immediately have access to. What that looks like is the sudden onset of “something” that has turned your files, data and programs into mumbo jumbo you cannot read nor understand.
There is another, less common type of ransomware called Locker software which is easier to recover but still can provide devastating costs and results.
No one can deny the prevalence of cloud computing in the IT world today. As technology grows ever more complicated, the amount of things which can go wrong increases. Keeping infrastructure localized and simplicity of use optimized means less downtime and maintenance, and therefore higher consistency. Digital technology is changing and it is becoming more and more important to adopt ways that increase time and cost efficiency. Furthermore, with reports indicating that mobile usage is consistently growing, the benefits of cloud computing for businesses become clear.
The usage of cloud computing is increasing by the day, as it is providing companies a chance to focus more on core business aspects like strategic planning and maintenance instead of having to focus on minor issues. Thanks to the growing popularity of cloud computing, there are different models that have now emerged to meet the differing needs of users and business owners. All of these cloud services provide different levels of management and control that will make operations more manageable and flexible.
Ease of use, unlimited storage, and access from anywhere in the world – the benefits of cloud computing are many; but as such can mean added threats. The Cloud Security Alliance has come up with a list of issues that pose a serious threat to cloud computing. Let’s have a look at each of them.