CryptoWall: A Persistent and Growing Ransomware Threat

CryptoWall, a type of ransomware that first appeared in the fourth quarter of 2013, remains a significant threat. CryptoWall operates by encrypting its victims’ files and demanding a ransom to decrypt them. Each ransom is usually set at a few hundred dollars, though the amount varies on a case-by-case basis. In some instances, victims have been forced to pay thousands …

Do Not Assume Your Business Is Too Small to Attract Cybercriminals

Many small businesses have a false sense of security when it comes to cybercrime. More than 75% of U.S. small businesses believe they are safe from it, even though 83% of them do not have formal cyber security plans, according to a study conducted by the National Cyber Security Alliance and Symantec. Why Is There a False Sense of Security? …

Insider Threats: How to Counter Internal Cybersecurity Risks

If you ask people about cybersecurity, they will probably start talking about hackers breaking into a company’s computers from hundreds of miles away. However, a threat just as destructive could be hiding inside that company’s offices. These insider threats typically fall into two groups. The first group consists of careless employees who fail to properly secure their computers. The second …

4 bonnes raisons de choisir une solution de sauvegarde de données en nuage

Un programme solide de sauvegarde de données peut aider votre entreprise à survivre après une perte de données catastrophique. Les deux solutions – en nuage et traditionnelle – sont bonnes pour sauvegarder vos données. Cependant, il y a plusieurs avantages à recourir aux solutions en nuage. En voici quatre : 1. Le coût Pour installer une solution de sauvegarde de données …

Comment concevoir un plan de reprise après sinistre

Une catastrophe peut survenir à tout moment et ses effets peuvent être dévastateurs pour une entreprise. En Grande-Bretagne, le département du Commerce et de l’Industrie a estimé que 70 % des entreprises qui ont subi une perte majeure de données ferment au bout d’un an. Par conséquent, il est essentiel de disposer d’un plan de reprise après sinistre solide pour se …

4 Reasons to Use a Cloud-based Data Backup Solution

A solid data backup plan can help your company survive catastrophic data loss. Both cloud-based and traditional in-house solutions can be used to back up data. However, cloud-based solutions have several notable advantages. Here are four reasons to use a cloud-based data backup solution: 1. Cost To implement an in-house data backup solution, your company must purchase all the required …

Not Sure How to Back Up Your Data? Consider These Techniques

Data is a valuable yet vulnerable asset for companies of all sizes. To protect your data, you need to back it up regularly. That way, your company will be able to recover from a cyberattack, natural disaster, major equipment failure, or catastrophic mistake made by one of your staff members. Although you might know you should be backing up your …

How to Build a Disaster Recovery Plan

Disaster can strike at any moment, and its effects can be devastating to businesses. In the UK, the Department of Trade and Industry estimates that 70% of businesses that suffer a major data loss go out of business within a year. With such consequences, it’s critical to have a solid disaster recovery plan in place in case the worst should happen. A good …