It's Monday, and you're getting back into the office from your week-long vacation with the family. The second you sit down at your desk, you see an email from your wife. It appears to be a link sent via a Dropbox account and you assume, amidst your morning haze, that the link contains the pictures from your vacation. You click on the link and then… it happens. Your computer becomes corrupted. You've become the latest victim of a Ransomware attack. Well, what happens next?
You have decided to move to the cloud. No, not up in the atmosphere, but rather you have decided to go to a hosted IT solution. You're done managing your local hardware and you have already made the leap to cloud-based software, and figured, “I am already using all of their processing apps, why don’t we just leverage the full cloud solution?" The ease of use, access from anywhere with internet, ability to collaborate, consolidation of tools and resources… the list of benefits goes on and on. Oh yeah, and I don’t have to keep my backups, right?
We've talked about it before, and we'll continue to talk about it. Having a disaster recovery plan in motion can literally save your company should your data be compromised. Our IT expert, Randy Moore, joined the good people over at The Big 550 KTRS for Tech Talk to chat about why disaster recovery is important both in the office and at home.
Imagine this: You're the CEO of a company on your way into work in the morning. You are running late but, you decide to stop for coffee anyway. You drive into the office parking lot and you notice there is a ton of traffic. You decide to pull around the corner and immediately, you see it. A fire has erupted, and its in your office building. The area is taped off and no one is allowed inside…
There are a lot issues that businesses face, but few can be as frustrating misplacing a document that you need. When a manufacturer’s billing department has two versions of a customer’s receipts or a school’s records department has to dig through years of boxes of paperwork to find a student’s records, that's time wasted that could be eliminated. Did you know that the time spent digging for a document is also costing you money?
Unless you were living under a rock last week, you've heard about the Royal Wedding. Before we went on the air for Tech Talk, Guy Phillips and his co-host were using a royal family name generator they found on social media. When our IT expert, Rion Kolosieke, heard about this he took a quick detour from our topic of backup and disaster recovery to talk about the risks with social media games and quizzes.
In my two previous posts, I've talked about email safety and the importance of educating your end users. The goal being that your employees become critical consumers of information and data on the internet. As I mentioned before, one of the most important investments that you can make towards the security of your business is to educate your employees about email safety and best overall practices. So, what is the next smartest thing business owners can do to securely manage their IT assets?