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How to Protect Your NAS from Ransomware


The number of malware variants that specifically target NAS devices appears to be on the rise. Fortunately, being proactive in taking common-sense precautions and utilizing the security features built into your NAS – can go a long way toward stopping Ransomware before it ever has a ch …

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The Core Technologies that Stop Ransomware

Ransomware is a big business for cybercriminals worldwide, targeting businesses of all sizes. Cyber insurance companies are reporting skyrocketing rates of ransomware infection year over year. However, the outcome of hijacked data is not a foregone conclusion. Businesses have a wealth …

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The Dangers of Cyberattacks to Small Businesses (And How to Mitigate Them)

Cases of cyberattacks are continuously growing, especially against small businesses. Malicious agents take advantage of the fact that most small organizations do not have the resources or cybersecurity implementation to protect their systems. Based on the Hiscox Cyber Readiness Report …

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The Symptoms of Ransomware Infection

Are you staring at a Ransom screen that’s trying to extort your business for cash to access critical data? If this has NOT YET happened – that is good news, very good news! It means that your system is either clean of malware infection, or it is in the brief window of time (between in …

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Reduce The Risk of Ransomware Infection

As every new year begins, software becomes a more integral part of our daily lives. It's only logical that the prevalence of security threats is equally increasing. Ransomware and malware infection specifically cause millions of dollars in damage and massive disruption to business.

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Is Your Router Being Exploited?


Most of us are aware of the top ransomware attacks of 2017 which include WannaCry and NotPetya cyber attacks. What may be less common knowledge is that these events were carried out thanks to a tool developed by our very own National Security Agency (NSA) called EternalBlue, stolen an …

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8 Tools to Help Improve Data Security


Backup is more than important, it’s an absolute necessity. But every organization's data security requirements warrant a unique and flexible approach. As systems are added, decommissioned and upgraded complexities are created within the network for the Systems Administrator. This mean …

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Top 6 Threats to Small Business Data Security


As National Small Business Week takes place (April 29 – May 5) it serves as a welcome reminder of the obstacles that small businesses must overcome to not only survive, but to grow and flourish. The role of data-protection in this process is not a minor one. Accordingly we bring you t …

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Meltdown, Spectre and Your Backup Solution


There has been a lot of talk lately about the newly revealed vulnerabilities called Spectre and Meltdown. (If you’d like a better explanation of what these vulnerabilities entail the most comprehensible article that I’ve found so far, that explains the situation in layman’s terms is l …

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Ransomware:  Nothing To Sneeze At


We’re heading into cold season and the common cold is well… common. A trip to the pharmacy presents us with endless options for making your week a little more bearable, but unfortunately, it’s after the fact. Colds keep evolving and staying one step ahead of medications.

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