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.
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.
Have you decided to shift your organization’s operations to the cloud? No transition could ever hope to be successful without careful consideration of all relevant factors. Are you aware of the concerns you should be taking into account for this change? Here is a definitive list of factors that you must consider when moving to the cloud.
You are probably aware of the term BYOD (Bring Your Own Device), a term that clearly denotes the changing enterprise landscape. Technology, as we can see, has not only changed customer behavior but also the way employees work in and contribute to an organization. BYOD is not a trend, it is in fact a whole new way of business operation. It has become a norm as it provides both employees and employers with plenty of benefits to enjoy.
BYOD policies mean you allow your employees to work more comfortably using devices they are more familiar with. While it definitely means better productivity and mobility, it has its own set of concerns. And when you mix it all up with public cloud – they say it’s the perfect recipe for disaster.
If you’ve ever heard anything about the surveillance systems of citizens in different countries, you would know to which extent government spies can extract information from your personal files saved online. Your profiles, shared files and online bank account passwords can easily become compromised and exposed; and all this is done legally by government surveillance programs so that you can’t even press a claim.
According to private Wi-Fi agencies, the groups that govern over us have been seeking backdoor access to the most popular websites to obtain unlimited amounts of data, as well as creating huge databases of all the emails we send to track our communications. Data brokers can easily hijack all of this stored information and sell it off, which of course, can cause huge losses for individuals and businesses alike.