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MicroAge Ransomware Attack Recovery Services Get Client Back in Business

Ransomware attack recovery services helped get car parts provider back in business
Ransomware attacks resulted in over $8 billion in damages in 2018—these attacks are becoming more common every year. Read on and learn how MicroAge Services recently supported a leading aftermarket car parts provider with ransomware attack recovery services and helped them prepare for the future after being hit with a crypto virus. The east coast-based…Read More

3 Reasons to Build Your IT Security Strategy

Having an IT security strategy is more important than ever with ransomware attacks increasing by 12% last year and costing businesses more than $8 billion. And according to Comparitech, downtime resulting from ransomware costs most organizations upwards of $64,000. Spear phishing messages connected to ransomware now have a 6x higher engagement rate than marketing emails…Read More

Your Ransomware Survival Guide Has Arrived

Ransomware Survival Guide
And it's here just in time. Ransomware attacks are on fire—we have some shocking stats to prove it. Organizations of every size are under attack, including local governments. According to the Baltimore Sun, the Baltimore City government lost over $18 million and had challenges for over a month in getting back to “business as usual”.…Read More

Use of Snapshots for Testing Patches Against Ransomware

Ransomware activity is on the rise, but you don’t have to be taken off guard. Combined with a solid security and disaster recovery strategy, VMware vSphere’s snapshot functionality can quickly and easily help your virtual environment to be protected against these malicious threats with little to no downtime by providing a safe method for testing…Read More

Surviving Ransomware: How MicroAge Got Client Back in Business

Surviving Ransomware
Being faced with a vicious attack on your network, and the uncertainty of even surviving ransomware, is every IT director's worst nightmare. At one 2,000-employee equipment manufacturer, no one saw it coming. Related: [Blog] 7 Best Practices to Protect Against Ransomware. On a Saturday, a ransomware virus appeared on all of the company’s desktop and…Read More

Ransomware Attack Remediation with a Successful Outcome

Ransomware attack remediation
“Our network is secure. We don’t need to worry about ransomware attack remediation.” “We’re too small.” “We don’t have the budget for that level of security.” For many companies, the objections to anti-ransomware software are real — and understandable. But they don’t hold true for a lot of organizations. In fact, one health care company…Read More

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and its Impact on US Businesses

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The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is designed to streamline and formalize data privacy laws across Europe, protect all EU citizens’ data privacy regardless of location, and reshape the way organizations across the region approach data privacy. With that said, why is it so important to be aware of GDPR in the United States? All…Read More

Backups and Their Role in Your Security Strategy

First off, I’m not a subject matter expert in backup or security. Thankfully I lead a team of individuals with specialized expertise in both areas that can help discuss, build, and facilitate solutions to meet your business requirements.  With that said, the interrelationship of backups and security becomes more and more evident everyday. Backups play…Read More

7 Best Practices to Protect Against Ransomware

A recent study by Malwarebytes estimated that ransomware rises to strike almost 40 percent of enterprise companies and I would argue that number is higher still for small to mid-sized organizations. The first reaction many companies have to the publicized threat of cryptoransomware (ransomware) is to purchase new and stronger security tools; next generation firewalls,…Read More