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Cyber Threats Ramp Up For Law Firms

Posted by Sean McCabe on July 17, 2017 at 4:26 PM

The WannaCry attack has company. Late last month, the DLA Piper attack reminded legal professionals that they’re all major ransomware targets. DLA Piper is a multinational law firm located all over the world, including North and South America, Asia, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. So it’s not really a wonder why cyber criminals would see a bullseye on DLA’s back.

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Topics: hacking, cyber security, law firms

The Importance of Educational Data Backup

Posted by Sean McCabe on July 13, 2017 at 3:21 PM

It’s hard to believe, but we are only about six weeks away from the start of a brand new college semester. Sorry to be such a bummer to your Summer. But don’t worry students, this is geared more towards your professors and university faculty.

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Topics: File & Data Recovery, Data Management, Data Loss Prevention

What Leads To Data Loss?

Posted by Sean McCabe on July 6, 2017 at 2:36 PM

It’s the kind of nightmare that will have you waking up in the middle of the night in a cold sweat. Whether it’s hardware failure or human error, data loss should be the primary concern for all businesses. Data loss can occur on any device that stores your data. Any loss, or even misplacement, of data is important to your business' ongoing success. It’s cyber-life or death.

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Topics: Running a Business, Data Loss Prevention

Who Was Behind Ukraine Ransomware Attack?

Posted by Sean McCabe on July 3, 2017 at 11:45 AM

 

 

GoldenEye is no longer just known as Pierce Brosnan’s best James Bond movie. The GoldenEye strain of the Petya ransomware was designed to wipe out tons of data from Ukrainian companies. The Ukraine’s SBU security service says it found evidence suggesting that Russian government-sponsored hackers were involved.

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Topics: hacking, cyber security

Myths About Cloud Backup

Posted by Sean McCabe on June 29, 2017 at 4:12 PM

 

When people discuss cloud backup, it’s done in an almost mythical jargon. With this comes many misconceptions. Not everyone is really clued in on all the ins and outs of uploading files onto the cloud, which sometimes leads to serious consequences.

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Topics: Cloud Backup Comparisons, Backup for Businesses, Data Loss Prevention

The World of Hackers

Posted by Sean McCabe on June 19, 2017 at 3:42 PM

If you’ve been paying attention to the news for the past six months or so, you would know that hackers have a spotlight on them like never before. They are being talked about by everyone from government officials, to reporters, to even your friends, family and coworkers. But before you start labeling yourself a hacking expert just because you have Mr. Robot on “season pass”, you need to understand where they are, why they do it, and most importantly… how to protect yourself from network threats.

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Topics: Malicious Software Protection, hacking, cyber security

Dealing With Attachments and Links From Unsolicited Emails

Posted by Nordic Backup on June 15, 2017 at 3:40 PM

The first email ever created was sent by Ray Tomlinson, a computer engineer, in 1971. It was a simple test of sending this “electronic mail” from one computer to another in the same office in Cambridge, MA. This experimental email was sent via ARPANET, which was the precursor to what we now know as the Internet. If you are wondering what awesome message it contained, try to control your excitement. It was the equivalent of just blindly typing on the keyboard. And the highest scoring Scrabble word “QWERTYUIOP” was born!

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Topics: Running a Business

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