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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

5 Reasons You Need a Backup and Disaster Recovery Plan

Posted by Nordic Backup on June 6, 2017 at 9:00 AM

Data loss and the disasters that precede them can be both costly and hampering. Even small data losses affecting 100 or fewer files can cost between $18,000 and $36,000, according to a 2015 Data Breach Investigations Report. These are costs that most businesses cannot afford to suffer, and their likelihood is rising. At an enterprise level, the total volume of data loss increased over 400 percent in 2 years, according to a 2014 report.

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Topics: File & Data Recovery, Data Loss Prevention

Data Storage Companies vs Cloud Backup Companies

Posted by Nordic Backup on May 30, 2017 at 9:05 AM

When you're looking to protect your business's data, it can be intimidating to sort through your options. For example, you might not know the difference between data storage companies and cloud backup services. It's easy to assume that they are different names for the same service. However, that assumption is incorrect. While data storage and cloud backup are both useful, they serve very different purposes. They aren't the same thing, and it's crucial for you to know why. When it comes to keeping your files safe from destruction, cloud backup is the way to go. Here's a simple guide to help you understand why.

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Topics: Cloud Backup Comparisons

Implications of Paying Cyber Ransom

Posted by Sean McCabe on May 26, 2017 at 2:19 PM

It must feel like a plot straight out of an espionage film. An elite team of hackers, working for a rogue nation, create a devastating program which takes advantage of an unknown flaw in your company's software. The doomsday clock is ticking down on your organization's amount of time to fix this.

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Topics: Backup for Businesses, File & Data Recovery, Data Loss Prevention

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