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Under Attack: Over Half of SMBs Breached Last Year
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4/8/2019 | 2:42:20 AM
Due diligence
While the companies are all required to have their own form of protection up, I sure hope that the cloud data storage companies are going to play their part and do what they can to protect all of their customers from being hacked too. I don't think that anybody would be so specifically targeted as opposed to trying to hit on the whole mainframe of the cloud network..
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3/26/2019 | 10:51:41 AM
Cryptolocker and restore in hours
Small business can be very small indeed.  Before moving to Georgia in 2014, I had my own managed services business - just me and another consultant.  One of my clients was a lovely 501C3 museum I had been associated with like forever and they got Cryptolocker at 1:20 am on the executive director's machine.  Bounced to the server and everything went up into the air.  Everything.  When they called in panic, I picked up my dedicated Dell system to their server as off-site backup.  Not a drive but a whole computer.  Car, drove it down and as it had same name as server, everybody had data access fast.  Now the server could then be rebuilt fast and in 3 hours I had all data restored and server running fine.  Only lost desktop on Executive director station and I did not know he used a part of the.  98% restore.  Now that is a small one, very small, but illustrative of point of this article.  SMALL firms are vulnerable unless they have good staff or good consultant staff.  ( I should have charged more for my restore - well, lesson learned). 

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