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SMBs Paid $301 Million to Ransomware Attackers
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RyanSepe
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9/22/2017 | 7:20:51 AM
Backups
Seems like SMB's are moving in the right direction. But $300 million is still a hefty sum. This metrics is perfect to make a case towards a robust backup platform. (With test backup processes)
REISEN1955
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REISEN1955,
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9/22/2017 | 8:19:53 AM
Re: Backups
SMB is generally support by a managed services firm or often a local self-employed consultant and I have looked at my past support protocols --- SHOCKED at some of them with what I have learned recently.  My backups were good and tested.  Whew.  But in other areas I stand in shame.  Your support entity HAS to be responsible for these issues and I now that should be a LEGAL requirement as well!!!

Ever since i joined a malware forensics team in Georgia, i am astonished some of my clients lasted as long as they did!!!  
Dr.T
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9/26/2017 | 2:45:33 PM
Ransomware
Ransomware is a lucrative business today. There is no surprise that there will be more of it next two years. Businesses need to get ahead of it.
Dr.T
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9/26/2017 | 2:46:35 PM
Re: Backups
This metrics is perfect to make a case towards a robust backup platform Agree. Backups is critical, they need to go beyond that and avoid any downtime,
Dr.T
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9/26/2017 | 2:49:47 PM
Re: Backups
SMB is generally support by a managed services firm That is true, they mainly take care of basic stuff and ask for more if more security is needed.
Dr.T
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9/26/2017 | 2:53:21 PM
Re: Backups
My backups were good and tested That is good, unless backup is verified it is not that problem-proof. If current files are encrypted , backups might be encrypted too.
Dr.T
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9/26/2017 | 2:54:27 PM
Re: Backups
Ever since i joined a malware forensics team in Georgia Agree. It is a good idea to be part of an organization that we can get constant current updates on the issues.
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REISEN1955,
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9/26/2017 | 2:59:22 PM
Re: Backups
They have to be catalog backups, every 24 hours and not to over-write old data otherwise the next cycle just backs up encrypted files from "now" instead of good files from "then."  I am proud that a 501C3 that got wrecked by Crypotlocker in 2014, under rmy care, had 98% of workstation and server data TOTALLY RESTORED within 3 hours the next business day.  I  maintained proper OFFSITE, CATALOG storage and it worked. 
ROMAN45
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9/27/2017 | 2:48:30 AM
Re: Backups
I heard that SMB is by and large help by an oversaw benefits firm" That is valid, they predominantly deal with fundamental stuff and request progressively if greater security is required.
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10/10/2017 | 9:14:31 AM
Re: Backups
So what does it mean? 
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