StorageCraft Technology Corporation https://blog.storagecraft.com Recovery Zone Thu, 14 Feb 2019 23:20:07 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://blog.storagecraft.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/cropped-STC_logo-32x32.jpg StorageCraft Technology Corporation https://blog.storagecraft.com 32 32 5 Steps for Saving Your Data in a Disaster https://blog.storagecraft.com/surviving-disaster/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/surviving-disaster/#respond Thu, 14 Feb 2019 23:20:07 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=28597 When Hurricane Sandy finished blasting through New York and New Jersey in 2012, she left in her wake billions of dollars in damages to homes and businesses. Fires, power outages, storm surges, flooding, and gale-force winds gut-punched many companies, highlighting their vulnerabilities when it came to recovering data and restoring their technology systems after a... Read more »

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Managing Your Client Knowledge Base: Why it is Important https://blog.storagecraft.com/client-knowledge-base/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/client-knowledge-base/#respond Mon, 11 Feb 2019 14:12:47 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=28591 Think of how much time your technicians spend addressing help desk tickets and how much money is spent on hours dedicated to these, often times, menial tasks. One excellent solution to reduce hours logged on client IT assistance is to keep a compendium of client knowledge and manage that knowledge base appropriately. Knowledge Base As... Read more »

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How to Secure Your Ever-Expanding Data in 2019 https://blog.storagecraft.com/secure-expanding-data-2019/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/secure-expanding-data-2019/#respond Thu, 07 Feb 2019 14:00:31 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=28588 More companies now understand that the data they collect can provide new opportunities to boost the bottom line and provide a competitive advantage, but there still remains distinct challenges about how to use data to its full potential while ensuring it remains secure. There has been plenty in the news about the challenges of securing... Read more »

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What Would a Data Breach Really Cost Your Clients? Here’s How to Show Them https://blog.storagecraft.com/data-breach-real-cost/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/data-breach-real-cost/#respond Mon, 04 Feb 2019 14:00:11 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=28583 You’ve probably heard the stats on data breach. Ponemon reports that a data breach costs on average $3.86 million, and even a single lost record can cost $148! While these numbers sound menacing, the real cost of a data breach will be much lower for many businesses because it depends on variables like the number... Read more »

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CDP vs. Snapshots: Which Provides Better Data Protection? https://blog.storagecraft.com/cdp_snapshots/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/cdp_snapshots/#respond Thu, 31 Jan 2019 14:00:15 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=28577 Need a kick in the butt to bolt down your data protection strategy? Look no further than the tumultuous world of cybersecurity. According to an annual study conducted by Ponemon Institute, the average cost of a data breach reached $3.86 million in 2018, a 6.4 percent increase over the previous year. The study also reported... Read more »

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Restoring Your Data: Backups vs. Disaster Recovery https://blog.storagecraft.com/backups-disaster-recovery-both/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/backups-disaster-recovery-both/#respond Mon, 28 Jan 2019 14:00:49 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=28572 Big Data has changed the workplace in many ways. Businesses are now having to search for methods of storage which are more expansive and flexible than ever before. Plus, we’re seeing a shift from SMBs with a focus on data storage to a focus on finding effective sorting methods. This is because they now need... Read more »

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Top 4 Things You Need to Know About Cybersecurity in 2019 https://blog.storagecraft.com/cybersecurity-2019/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/cybersecurity-2019/#respond Thu, 24 Jan 2019 14:00:01 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=28568 The new year is in full swing, and though January is often a slow month for many businesses, hackers and cyber-attacks never settle down. In 2018, companies suffered a lot of loss to the hands of cyber-criminals. According to Ponemon Institute’s 2018 Cost of a Data Breach study, the cost of the average data breach... Read more »

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Business Nirvana: Cloud Delivers Continuity in Face of Challenges https://blog.storagecraft.com/cloud-delivers-continuity/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/cloud-delivers-continuity/#respond Mon, 21 Jan 2019 14:00:46 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=28563 Being able to keep a business running smoothly is more critical than ever in today’s competitive environment, and any interruption in service can lead to serious – even fatal – consequences. But trying to keep a business continually operating at a high level is demanding for any organization. Just consider some of the challenges: Cyberattacks:... Read more »

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Is Unpatched Software a Security Risk? https://blog.storagecraft.com/unpatched-software/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/unpatched-software/#respond Thu, 17 Jan 2019 15:00:55 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=28556 It doesn’t matter how much work you put into cybersecurity awareness within your company if you have any vulnerabilities in your system, software, or strategy. You’re leaving holes hackers can easily access. That’s where unpatched software can damage your business. What is Unpatched Software? Every software has the potential to have bugs and holes. After... Read more »

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How to Use Public Wi-Fi Securely https://blog.storagecraft.com/public-wifi-secure/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/public-wifi-secure/#respond Mon, 14 Jan 2019 14:00:38 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=28551 There’s nothing quite like the feeling of finding free Wi-Fi. Whether it’s at a cafe or in an airport, public-access Wi-Fi can be a life-saver. It can also be a death sentence for your data, though.  If you end up connecting to an unsecured network, you open yourself and your data up to malicious users with the... Read more »

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The Hybrid Cloud: Pros and Cons https://blog.storagecraft.com/hybrid-cloud-pros-cons/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/hybrid-cloud-pros-cons/#respond Thu, 10 Jan 2019 14:00:23 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=28543 The cloud has become one of the most popular methods of storage available to date. Whether for personal use or for business, its security, accessibility, and convenience have made it the perfect companion for data of all shapes and sizes. If you have experience with cloud technology, you’ll know there are three main types currently... Read more »

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Backing Up Your Cloud Data: Why it is Crucial https://blog.storagecraft.com/backing-up-cloud-crucial/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/backing-up-cloud-crucial/#respond Mon, 07 Jan 2019 14:00:51 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=28536 Whether it’s been internally developed or sourced from elsewhere, a lot of businesses are storing their data on the cloud. It’s not hard to see why, there are a plethora of benefits to cloud storage, including its accessibility from remote locations, and the ease of incorporating the cloud into one’s disaster recovery strategy. It seems... Read more »

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Cloud vs. In-House Servers: What is the Best Choice? https://blog.storagecraft.com/cloud-vs-in-house-servers/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/cloud-vs-in-house-servers/#respond Thu, 03 Jan 2019 14:00:24 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=28527 Choosing how to run your data center is like choosing between buying and leasing a car: each has specific advantages and risks. What works for you today, might not suit your needs tomorrow, and each comes with a different cost structure. Security, control, and cost all factor into this major decision, however, it’s not always... Read more »

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5 Security Issues that Will Ruin Your Sleep in 2019 – and What to Do About Them https://blog.storagecraft.com/5-security-issues-2019/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/5-security-issues-2019/#respond Mon, 31 Dec 2018 14:00:13 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=28524 In 2019, the world will mark the 75th anniversary of the invention of the Rubik’s Cube and the 50th anniversary of Woodstock – but chances are also good that it will be the year your organization is hit by one of the daily insidious cyberattacks. Verizon reports that in the 12-month period ending in March... Read more »

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Phishing Attacks that Dominated 2018 https://blog.storagecraft.com/phishing-attacks-2018/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/phishing-attacks-2018/#respond Thu, 27 Dec 2018 14:00:22 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=28519 You know those pesky spam emails that manage to get through filters? Some of them may seem quite normal, just from a random sender. Some tell users to click a link to enter contests or download a necessary security update. However, if these emails usually seem a bit fishy, it’s because they are. Phishing emails... Read more »

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How Digital Transformation is Changing the Workplace https://blog.storagecraft.com/digital-transformation/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/digital-transformation/#respond Thu, 20 Dec 2018 14:00:20 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=28515 As more companies relentlessly drive toward digital transformation as a way to be more competitive, technology and business leaders must decide how best to embrace these technology changes while making sure security doesn’t fall behind. By the end of this year, businesses worldwide are expected to have spent $1.1 trillion on digital transformation technology and... Read more »

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What Is an Involuntary IT Manager? https://blog.storagecraft.com/involuntary-it-manager/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/involuntary-it-manager/#respond Mon, 17 Dec 2018 14:00:27 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=28511 It’s a story recognized by a large number of SMBs operating today. Something happens to an employee’s computer. They take a little while to try to resolve the problem themselves. Then they ask their colleagues to diagnose their issue. And in a last ditch effort to get their machine going, they contact IT. The IT... Read more »

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What is Zero Trust Cybersecurity? https://blog.storagecraft.com/zero-trust-cybersecurity/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/zero-trust-cybersecurity/#respond Thu, 13 Dec 2018 14:00:06 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=28507 It’s a common belief that most cybersecurity breaches are limited to external threats. However, a large percentage of security issues arise internally, too. One in four breaches involves internal actors according to the Data Breach Investigations Report by Verizon. This is where a Zero Trust approach to cybersecurity comes in handy. What Are the Details?... Read more »

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Cigars, Schnapps, and ShadowXafe https://blog.storagecraft.com/cigars-schnapps-and-shadowxafe/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/cigars-schnapps-and-shadowxafe/#respond Mon, 10 Dec 2018 14:00:56 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=28501 So, the family deserted me this evening, and I found myself sitting here enjoying some Enzian with a Partagás cigar. Yes, Dad’s night out at home. Gotta make it worthwhile, right? Now this cigar, liqueur, tech stuff is not all that disjointed as some may initially think. First, let’s talk about Partagás and Enzian. The Partagás... Read more »

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MSPs: Elevating Customer Experiences in 5 Simple Ways https://blog.storagecraft.com/elevating-customer-experiences/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/elevating-customer-experiences/#respond Thu, 06 Dec 2018 14:00:22 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=28376 In business, customer experience is a battlefield. Many companies are competing solely on their ability to find customers and keep them satisfied. If they can’t, the end up churning through current customers and burning funds finding new ones. A single bad experience is often enough to make someone leave. Research done by customer strategy firm... Read more »

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How to Spot the Right MSP for Your Needs https://blog.storagecraft.com/right-msp-for-your-needs/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/right-msp-for-your-needs/#respond Mon, 03 Dec 2018 14:00:19 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=28273 Managed Service Provider (MSP) has become a bit of a buzz term in business lately, and that makes complete sense. When it comes to IT, companies need to be able to trust that their technology infrastructure is going to hold up through anything. In fact, in most cases, modern organizations rely entirely on the functionality... Read more »

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Three Ways Midsized Firms Can Take Advantage of Big Data https://blog.storagecraft.com/three-ways-midsized-firms-can-take-advantage-big-data/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/three-ways-midsized-firms-can-take-advantage-big-data/#respond Thu, 29 Nov 2018 14:00:00 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=28490 Big data is built on combing large amounts of information to uncover actionable insights. While the trend took flight in recent years, the concept itself is nothing new. In fact, companies have been gleaning data for business value since the 1950s. Instead of high-tech computers, they used spreadsheets and processed everything manually. Advanced technology has... Read more »

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Four Free (and a Few Paid) Resources to Amp-Up Your Users’ Tech Knowledge https://blog.storagecraft.com/four-free-and-a-few-paid-resources-to-amp-up-your-users-tech-knowledge/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/four-free-and-a-few-paid-resources-to-amp-up-your-users-tech-knowledge/#respond Mon, 26 Nov 2018 14:00:32 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=28482 Whether you’re an IT admin or an MSP managing tech for a bunch of clients, simple user problems can take a huge portion of your time. Maybe someone doesn’t know how to map a network drive, has no clue how to download that “GoToMeeting thing,” or inadvertently downloads ransomware—these issues can make your blood pressure... Read more »

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What’s the Difference Between SaaS and the Cloud? https://blog.storagecraft.com/difference-saas-cloud/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/difference-saas-cloud/#respond Thu, 22 Nov 2018 14:00:28 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=28477 Recently, the terms “software as a service (SaaS)” and “cloud computing” have become interchangeable. But are they actually the same? The Cloud Interestingly enough, though cloud computing is now common knowledge, many people only have a superficial understanding of what it actually is. This is due in large part to the lack of consumer-friendly language... Read more »

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Tips for Selecting the Right Cloud Services for Your Business https://blog.storagecraft.com/choose-cloud-services/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/choose-cloud-services/#respond Mon, 19 Nov 2018 14:00:17 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=28469 There are significant risks in migrating to the cloud. Think about it: you’re leaning on someone else’s computers, software programs, and network. Your success ultimately hinges on their data center infrastructure. The level of uptime, performance, and security you receive is all in their hands. Choose right, and you could see your productivity and revenue... Read more »

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Backup vs. Replication – What’s the Difference? https://blog.storagecraft.com/backup-vs-replication/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/backup-vs-replication/#respond Thu, 15 Nov 2018 14:00:34 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=28454 It’s common in the tech world to hear people use the terms backup and replication interchangeably. And it’s easy to see why. To backup a file, folder, application, etc., there is some replication involved. But, there are distinct differences between the two in their general definitions and how you can integrate them into your disaster... Read more »

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What Are Predictive Data Analytics? https://blog.storagecraft.com/predictive-analytics/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/predictive-analytics/#respond Mon, 12 Nov 2018 14:00:23 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=28448 We’re in the midst of a data revolution. Each day we create 2.5 quintillion bytes of data that helps feed a market set to be worth over $203 billion dollar by 2020. Data is the currency of our digital world, and businesses of all sizes are finding ways to use artificial intelligence (AI) and machine... Read more »

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How to Keep Your Mobile Device Secure https://blog.storagecraft.com/keep-mobile-device-secure/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/keep-mobile-device-secure/#respond Thu, 08 Nov 2018 14:00:41 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=28439 Smartphones and other connected devices have become the ultimate work accessories. Whether your company is 100 years old or celebrating its first birthday, the majority of your employees likely use these devices at the office and to work remotely. They have revolutionized the workforce in so many ways, and we can all agree that they’re... Read more »

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The Ancient Practice of Tape Backups — Still Relevant? https://blog.storagecraft.com/tape-backups-still-relevant/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/tape-backups-still-relevant/#respond Mon, 05 Nov 2018 14:00:06 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=28432 Back in the day, around 15+ years ago, a method of disaster recovery called tape backup was used to protect the average SMB’s data. Just as it sounds, physical tapes held data and were stored offsite and brought back for extraction if an organization experienced a breach or lost their data. Everything old seems to... Read more »

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How to Spot if You’ve Been Hacked https://blog.storagecraft.com/spot-if-been-hacked/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/spot-if-been-hacked/#respond Thu, 01 Nov 2018 13:00:45 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=28428 It’s been one of those bad tech days. Your phone that was on its last legs just went dead. You lost the charger for your tablet, and your laptop seems to be running slower than usual. Is that about to break, too? Well, since you bought it a year ago, the chances of it being... Read more »

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How to Ensure Your Data Stays Secure on the Cloud https://blog.storagecraft.com/ensure-secure-data-cloud/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/ensure-secure-data-cloud/#respond Mon, 29 Oct 2018 13:00:28 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=28411 Though there are myths about a lack of security in cloud computing, the cloud is oftentimes the safest place you can store your data. The only people who have access to data you store on the cloud are the ones you decide to give access to through password distribution. Plus, it’s a simple way to... Read more »

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What is Shadow IT? https://blog.storagecraft.com/shadow-it/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/shadow-it/#respond Mon, 22 Oct 2018 13:00:06 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=28421 Shadow IT is one of the more exciting buzzwords to come around in recent years. Sounds somewhat scary, but what does it really entail? Well, in a nutshell, shadow IT refers to using devices, apps, and other resources without the control or approval of senior management. Sounds simple enough, but we’ll delve a bit deeper... Read more »

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What is a Pen Test and How Often Should You Be Doing One? https://blog.storagecraft.com/pen-test/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/pen-test/#respond Thu, 18 Oct 2018 13:00:40 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=28400 Are you confident that your IT team is ready to handle a security breach? Though you may have up-to-date firewalls, cybersecurity training programs, data back-ups, file encryptions, and all the other bells and whistles, there is always a chance for holes in your infrastructure to go unnoticed. Don’t worry though, there’s a test for that.... Read more »

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How to Stay Secure While Using Ride-Sharing Apps https://blog.storagecraft.com/stay-secure-ride-sharing-apps/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/stay-secure-ride-sharing-apps/#respond Mon, 15 Oct 2018 13:00:41 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=28408 Employees are routinely cautioned not to leave their work laptops unattended or use unsecured Wi-Fi networks when they travel for business, but a new threat is cropping up where employees may least expect it: ride-sharing applications. Specifically, a Kaspersky Lab security review finds that of 13 international ride-sharing apps, all revealed several security problems. Researchers... Read more »

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IoT is Being Abused, Here’s How to Stop it https://blog.storagecraft.com/stop-iot-abuse/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/stop-iot-abuse/#respond Thu, 11 Oct 2018 13:00:06 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=28404 By the end of 2017, over 29 million homes in the US had some form of smart technology, and that number was growing at around 31% a year, according to a report from McKinsey. Devices like the Ring and Nest Thermostat help homeowners supervise their homes, often while they are away and are two of... Read more »

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Is Your Smart Home/ IoT Device the Weak Link in Your Security? https://blog.storagecraft.com/iot-device-security-weak-link/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/iot-device-security-weak-link/#respond Mon, 08 Oct 2018 13:00:51 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=28395 The ideal scenario of a smart home and other IoT devices actually sounds quite Utopian. Imagine coming home after a long day and being recognized by your front door. Your smart hub knows how to switch on the heat or AC, start boiling the water in your kettle for tea, and to flick the radio on... Read more »

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Cybersecurity in the Age of Artificial Intelligence https://blog.storagecraft.com/cybersecurity-artificial-intelligence/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/cybersecurity-artificial-intelligence/#respond Thu, 04 Oct 2018 13:00:15 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=28318 If you attend any cybersecurity conference, expect to receive a plethora of information from companies promoting their latest solutions for security and protection. These new solutions are have begun to be marketed with their innovative use of artificial intelligence at the forefront. According to ESG research, 29 percent of security professionals surveyed hope to use... Read more »

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Guarding Your Small Business Against Phishing Attacks https://blog.storagecraft.com/guarding-smb-phishing-attacks/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/guarding-smb-phishing-attacks/#respond Mon, 01 Oct 2018 13:00:28 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=28343 According to IBM, the volume of spam emails increased 4x in 2016. They also estimate that over half of all email is now spam, much of which includes malicious attachments and/or phishing links. Phishing is the attempt to obtain usernames, passwords, credit card number and other sensitive information by posing as a legitimate company or... Read more »

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The 5 Most Common Types of Cyberattacks in 2018 https://blog.storagecraft.com/common-types-cyberattacks-2018/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/common-types-cyberattacks-2018/#respond Thu, 27 Sep 2018 13:00:48 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=28362 Security experts continue to fight cyber-threats that compromise both individuals and companies. As quickly as experts can shut down one threat, another one appears to take its place. Criminals have learned to evolve their tactics in an attempt to stay one step ahead of the experts. It can be helpful to educate your users on... Read more »

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How Edge Computing Will Affect IT Business https://blog.storagecraft.com/edge-computing-affect-business/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/edge-computing-affect-business/#respond Mon, 24 Sep 2018 13:00:00 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=28337 Businesses see the value in their data, but need ways to turn their raw information into actions that accelerate growth. In our everything-connected world, we create 2.5 quintillion bytes of data a day. It’s a massive amount of information to make sense of, and the servers and desktops that power a traditional business don’t typically... Read more »

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Cyber-Warfare: How Big is the Risk? https://blog.storagecraft.com/cyberwarfare-risk/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/cyberwarfare-risk/#respond Wed, 19 Sep 2018 13:00:11 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=28383 Russian election meddling. North Korean hacking. Malicious malware pointed at nuclear programs. Cyber-warfare once seemed like science fiction, though it’s now becoming the modern battlefront. We’ve seen all the scary headlines, but how do we know what’s hype, what’s a genuine threat, and how to defend ourselves (and our clients) from the digital wars of... Read more »

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What are OKRs and How Can They Benefit Your IT Firm? https://blog.storagecraft.com/okrs-benefit-your-it-firm/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/okrs-benefit-your-it-firm/#respond Tue, 18 Sep 2018 13:00:42 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=28324 There are dozens of ways for your organization to grow and become more efficient. You can simplify your product and service offerings so employees can focus efforts on a smaller number of things. You can adopt the latest technologies (such as hyper-converged infrastructures) to save time managing systems. But outside of re-thinking how you provide... Read more »

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How to Get Started Selling Managed Security Services https://blog.storagecraft.com/start-selling-security-services/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/start-selling-security-services/#respond Mon, 17 Sep 2018 13:00:00 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=28310 The cybersecurity market is expected to grow to over $230 billion by 2022 according to a report published by Markets and Markets. That means MSPs have a big opportunity to carve out their piece of the pie if they choose to do so. Several high profile security breaches have helped retain the topic at top... Read more »

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Why MSPs Can Benefit from a Less-Is-More Approach to IT https://blog.storagecraft.com/msps-less-is-more-approach/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/msps-less-is-more-approach/#respond Fri, 14 Sep 2018 13:00:05 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=28325 Occam’s razor is a problem-solving principle stating that the simplest solution tends to be the right one. This is a maxim that IT providers can learn from. With technology, processes, systems, and philosophies evolving, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. That simple-but-great solution tends to get tangled up like cables in a messy server closet. As... Read more »

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Keeping Your Data Secure in the Face of Natural Disasters https://blog.storagecraft.com/keep-data-secure-natural-disasters/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/keep-data-secure-natural-disasters/#respond Wed, 12 Sep 2018 13:00:14 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=28349 Natural disasters are unpredictable and destructive. They can grow or change course without any warning, turning a simple storm into a life-threating hurricane or keeping fires charged as they roll across state lines. Unfortunately, there is only so much we can control when it comes to such disasters. But preparation is one thing we can... Read more »

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How to Sell DR to Senior Management https://blog.storagecraft.com/sell-dr-senior-management/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/sell-dr-senior-management/#respond Mon, 10 Sep 2018 13:00:39 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=28303 As the saying goes, a disaster isn’t a matter of if –— it’s a matter of when. Sure, it may sound like a clever marketing slogan, but ask any IT professional, and they will attest that this statement is as true as the sky is blue. The funny thing about disasters is they don’t discriminate.... Read more »

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The “Don’ts” of Data Recovery https://blog.storagecraft.com/donts-data-recovery/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/donts-data-recovery/#respond Fri, 07 Sep 2018 13:00:00 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=28277 At the beginning of this week, we talked about what you should do in case you need to recover data. However, knowing what “not to do” is just as important as knowing a correct and reliable procedure. That’s why today’s article is going to be focused on the things you should do your best to avoid... Read more »

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What is Cryptojacking and How Can You Prevent it? https://blog.storagecraft.com/cryptojacking-prevention/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/cryptojacking-prevention/#respond Wed, 05 Sep 2018 13:00:00 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=28281 Engineers at RedLock noticed something unusual while scanning the internet for unsecured cloud servers. As one of the top cloud monitoring and defense firms, RedLock noticed one Kubernetes console (an open source dashboard) was performing crypto-mining on AWS. Further research revealed anyone could access the console because it was not password protected. With access to... Read more »

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5 Top Security Threats in 2018 https://blog.storagecraft.com/5-top-security-threats-2018/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/5-top-security-threats-2018/#respond Tue, 04 Sep 2018 13:00:15 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=28298 2017 saw a record number of security breaches. From healthcare organizations to telecommunications giants, cyber villains took no prisoners in striking victims across the industrial landscape. According to the Identity Theft Resources Center (ITRC), the recorded number of security breaches in the U.S. reached 1293 by December 20th — 21 percent higher than the number... Read more »

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The “Dos” of Data Recovery https://blog.storagecraft.com/dos-data-recovery/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/dos-data-recovery/#respond Mon, 03 Sep 2018 13:00:27 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=28268 Whether it’s file corruption, hardware failure, or human error, the mere thought of data loss is unsettling. While it’s natural to drift into meltdown mode, impulse decisions only tend to make matters that much worse. There are right ways and wrong ways to approach data recovery. On that note, here are five strategies we recommend... Read more »

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