The importance of backing up

What are backups, why do you need them, and when should you start making them?

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Lessons from a real-life ransomware attack

Recovering from a ransomware attack shouldn’t be a mysterious process. A sysadmin reveals all the best guidance to get through it.

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Ransomware: Why do backups fail when you need them most?

The last, best line of defence against the potentially devastating effects of a ransomware attack is your backups.

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Protect yourself from BlackMatter ransomware: Advice issued

Due to an increased activity of the BlackMatter ransomware group against US-based entities, the FBI, CISA, and NSA offer advice to better protect against these attacks.

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Why backups aren’t a “silver bullet” against ransomware, with Matt Crape: Lock and Code S02E17

On Lock and Code this week, we speak with VMware technical account manager Matt Crape about backups, a complex defense to ransomware.

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10 best practices for MSPs to secure their clients and themselves from ransomware

For MSPs, securing themselves from ransomware is just as much a practice in securing clients. See how to save data—and money—with these best practices.

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Cyber insurance: here to stay, whether we like it or not

We take a look at the many reasons people and businesses make use of cyber insurance, and ask if it’s as bad as (some) make it out to be.

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Hacker destroys VFEmail service, wipes backups

A hacker managed to compromise, and entirely destroy, a popular email service and all of its backups. What happened?

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Using the blockchain to create secure backups

Some of the properties we would like to see in our backups have blockchain technology written all over them. Should organizations consider blockchain for creating secure, recent backups—especially after a ransomware attack?

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3, 2, 1, GO! Make backups of your data!

One of the best defenses against ransomware is having a good backup strategy. Having good backups protects your data against all sorts of unpleasant mishaps. A useful rule of thumb called the “3-2-1 rule”, learn about it here.

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