The first big hack of the decade actually began on New Year’s Eve, a prime time for hackers to operate as IT workers are distracted by New Year’s shenanigans. Travelex were the company hit by the attack, a foreign exchange network who had to take down websites in over 30 countries, including those
In a previous post we talked about the Grandfather-Father-Son backup strategy, in which you set up a backup cycle daily, weekly and monthly. These consist of full, incremental and differential backups. Today we are going to be taking a closer look and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each
Ransomware attacks are way down for consumers. Malwarebytes has tracked a drop-off of 72% compared to this time last year. Hooray! However, that’s not what we are concerned with here at Vitanium and we doubt you are either. We are concerned about the 4381% increase in attacks on organisations.
Over the past year there has been a worrying trend of government agencies being hit by ransomware, with nearly a fifth of them actually paying up. Currently this is sweeping the US, with over 50 reported successful attacks in the past year alone. Who knows how many there were that were not reported?
Nearly every modern company has moved, is moving, or will move to the cloud. It’s inevitable. With the move to the cloud there are lots of new challenges. One of these challenges is how you should be backing up data. Many organisations think that because they have moved to the cloud, probably
There is no denying it. Office 365 is well and truly the market leader for companies moving to the cloud. Over a fifth of all corporate employees use an Office 365 Cloud Service and over a half of all organisations moving to the cloud opt to use Office 365. Of the top 100 companies in the world last
ISO 27001 is incredibly important for any organisation that holds sensitive data. The main industries for this being the Education sector, government agencies, IT companies, Financial and Telecoms and many more. ISO 27001 is designed around security for data. Protecting information. It isn't just
The Grandfather-Father-Son backup strategy, sometimes just referred to as the GFS backup strategy, is a data retention policy with the aim of making data backup management more manageable and less resource heavy. You can’t have millions of backup points stored on your backup repository forever.
In this post I will be explaining what the 3-2-1 backup strategy is and why it should be used. However, before I go any further, please keep in mind that this is the minimum you should be aiming for in regards to backup. For improved security and better RPO & RTO, you should be exploring