An incident response plan is not complete without the recovery and learning stages. Returning to business as usual after an incident will be the optimal goal but learning some important lessons on how the incident could have been avoided is also important.
Another annoying popup about an update when you’re in the middle of something. You can just ignore that and worry about it later, right? Not unless you want to leave your device and network at risk of a major breach!
There are business-disrupting events lurking around every corner, both big and small. Companies can suffer from extended power outages due to storms, and disruptions that last several days, such as a major snowstorm or hurricane. There are also transformative disruptions that can impact business for more than a year, like a global pandemic.
Backing up your business data should be second nature, just like breathing. But unfortunately, too many Noblesville Indiana businesses are left with a major data loss incident because they either: [Read more…]
The fact that part of our lives is now carried out digitally has added a whole new level of complexity to the death of a loved one (or yourself). [Read more…]
You just finished an amazing PowerPoint and now you’re ready to show it off, you attach it to an email and hit “send” with anticipation of the praise you’ll receive. But the file size exceeds the mail server’s limits and you get a bounce back stating the file is too large. No one will be seeing it today. [Read more…]
You’ve just had a data hack of your company website and you’re losing sales each minute it’s down. The tech savvy employee that you had handling your IT (in addition to their other duties) did not get around to putting in that new security update. [Read more…]
Have you ever heard that the best way to fix a problem is to avoid having it in the first place? Consider your car. Is the time to get the brakes looked at after they’ve failed on the highway? Of course that isn’t the time. You get your brakes checked every six months to a year, to stay ahead of that disaster. This is equally true for health, relationships, and especially for computers. The vast majority of computer-related disasters, be they file loss, system crashes, or viruses, can be avoided with a bit of proactive computer help.
It’s easy to think of software as a static item. You install the software and then never think about it again. In reality, most mainstream software gets updated on a regular basis. When a problem crops up in the software, or someone figures out how to exploit a weakness in the code, the company that made the software releases updates and patches to repair the issue. Having someone make sure the software stays updated helps to prevent hackers from taking advantage of these weaknesses and, for example, stealing customer information or downloading proprietary information.