4 essentials of Business Continuity Plan
Data is essential for all types of organizations today, so ensuring access to mission critical applications and data following a disaster is critical.However, business continuity and disaster preparedness are about so much more than that. In other words, you might have important apps up and running somewhere,but that doesn’t matter if your office is under water and your employees are at home without power. You need to consider the business as a whole in order to satisfy your customers needs following a disaster event.
How SMBs Benefit with Hybrid Cloud
Today’s businesses require a backup solution that delivers much more than a traditional local only strategy. Given the constant risks to its data, from all directions, it’s important for businesses to ensure 1) that their data is protected and 2) they can remain operational in lieu of a system disruption. That’s where a hybrid cloud-based backup solution comes in.
Small Business Guide to Cyber Security
With massive data breaches making headlines on a regular basis, it’s hard to ignore the fact that data security is becoming increasingly important. Unfortunately, there are still far too many SMBs that don’t understand just how serious the threat is—and that can be dangerous.
Cryptolocker Overview ebook
In September 2013, the first few reports of a powerful new strain of malware began trickling in, and it didn’t take long for the IT world to dread the name “Cryptolocker.” The ransomware variant has quickly become infamous for its sophistication, and ongoing reports have revealed just how profitable it has been for its authors
Small Business Guide to Ransomware
Ransomware has become a serious epidemic affecting businesses of all sizes, and protecting your company is more essential than ever before as the number of ransomware attacks continues to rise. A recent U.S. Government interagency report indicates that, on average, there have been 4,000 daily ransomware attacks since early 2016 — a 300-percent increase over the 1,000 daily ransomware attacks reported in 2015.
FINRA Compliance and Data Protection
If you are one of the banking institutions or securities firms covered by FINRA (the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority), you already know that addressing its myriad of listed and implied rules can be quite perplexing. The agency sets high industry standards to ensure regulators and investors have greater access to critical information, while putting security safeguards around the company’s infrastructure and confidential data. Every banking institution and securities dealer that is not regulated by another SRO (Self-Regulatory Organization), such as the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB), is required to adhere to FINRA.
HIPAA Compliance and Data Protection
Patient privacy continues to be a chief topic of concern as technology continues to evolve. Now that the majority of patient information is transferred over to digital format, organizations realize that they are exposed to certain risks. These hazards include disaster that may cause physical damage to computers that store patient information, corruption by virus attacks, and even stolen data by unauthorized personnel.
PCI Compliance and Data Protection
Every electronic transaction creates an opportunity for unscrupulous activities to occur. When these activities are corrupted, the damage can be significant; ranging from a simple one-time illegal purchase by a clerk or waitress using a customer’s credit information, to a full-blown identity theft using thousands (even millions) of people’s stolen personal data. Neither situation is desirable or tolerable in the business community, especially when both can be prevented or curtailed with the implementation of industry-proven security best practices and the proper systems
Protect Your Law Firm
As attorneys, you’re committed to providing your clients with the best legal advice and service possible. In order to do so, you recognize that in the world of law, time stops for no one. Court dates are appointed, not chosen. Contracts have deadlines. Client meetings are a must.Any type of power outage, therefore, is a huge threat to law firms.As a lawyer you have a finite amount of time to build your case, gather materials, research, etc. Should an outage strike your firm as a result of a natural (or most likely man made) disaster during your last few days before court, for example, it could be detrimental to the outcome of a case.
Healthcare and Business Continuity
As a healthcare company, your patients are your number one priority. Part of your obligation to them is to keep their health-related information as confidential as possible. This information can include their health history and insurance and financial information. Should any of this information become compromised, it can hinder your ability to deliver healthcare services