Newsletter | August 25, 2021

08.25.21 -- How Ransomware Sneaks In

 
How Ransomware Sneaks In
 

Ransomware has officially made the mainstream. Dramatic headlines announce the latest attacks, and news outlets highlight the staggeringly high ransoms businesses pay to retrieve their stolen data. And it’s no wonder why — ransomware attacks are on the rise and the average ransom payment has ballooned to over $200,000.

As Workforces Migrate From Offices, Workflows Migrate To The Cloud
 

In March of 2020, schools throughout the United Kingdom closed their doors to try to stem the spread of the coronavirus. In addition to disruptions to the lives of students and their families, the pandemic put unprecedented pressure on IT departments across the U.K. and wider world.

What’s The Difference Between High Availability And Backup Again?
 

It’s not just that they’re making headlines more often. Ransomware rates really are rising. Given the recent spate of high-profile attacks, it’s worth remembering the difference between standard backup and high-availability replication.

Redundancy For Resilience: The Importance Of Layered Protection In The Cloud
 

At Carbonite + Webroot, we’re always preaching about the importance of layering security solutions. Because here’s the truth: Data’s always at risk. Whether from cybercriminals, everyday mishaps or mother nature, businesses can put up all the defenses they want, but disaster only has to successfully strike once.

4 Ways Ransomware Can Cost Your Business (In Addition To Extortion)
 
Cybersecurity analysts are charting both a rise in ransomware incidents and in amounts cybercriminals are demanding from businesses to restore their data. That’s bad news in itself, but what’s often overlooked are the additional ways — beyond payments victims may or may not choose to make — victims pay for these attacks.
IT Management Solutions Protects Its Clients With Webroot Business Endpoint Protection
 
“I have used a lot of different security products over the years, and I get approached by a lot of vendors,” says Pedro Nuñez. As president and CEO of New England-based MSP IT Management Solutions, Nuñez is always on the lookout for products that go beyond just a traditional security operations center.
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