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Downtime from Ransomware More Lethal to Small Businesses Than the Ransom
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7/27/2017 | 8:09:14 AM
No Kidding??
ANY downtime is hurtful to a small business.  Most of my clients up north were single server offices so if that went south, the business ceased to exist and the financial backing could survive about a week or two.  I was proud to limit downtime loss to 3 hours for one instance of Cryptolocker.  WHY?  I had a good schema and TESTED it from time to time.

Hey - single business consultants --- backup and test, what sounds strange about that?
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7/31/2017 | 5:29:01 PM
Re: No Kidding??
It really does sound like a no-brainer but I do know enough folks with small business IT who are really clueless about the core essentials.  The concept of shadow servers, real-time database backups, and business continuity in general isn't very accessible to small business owners who are trying to do their own IT.  Having features like this built into most OS and throwing prompts up by default when users like this are logging in to encourage setup of such features really helps.  Education is one thing, but the tools should also push and prompt the users to do the right thing.


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