6 key steps: what to do after a ransomware attack

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Ransomware attacks companies every 11 seconds.

The end result? Lost productivity, loss or exposure of sensitive data, loss of current revenue, and even the risk of future profitability.

But there is good news: by deploying a cloud-based backup and DRaaS, your organization can recover much more quickly from a ransomware attack—significantly reducing the impact of ransomware and protecting companies’ bottom lines.

Whether your company has been infected by a ransomware attack or you want to try to mitigate any potential risks in the future, you need to be prepared.

Take a look at this checklist explaining the key steps that need to be taken once ransomware hits.

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Cybersecurity Ventures predicts cybercrime damages will cost the world $6 trillion annually by 2021 and “will be more profitable than the global trade of all major illegal drugs combined.” In such a climate, an attack is not a matter of if, but when.

Business continuity and disaster recovery go hand-in-hand, so it’s essential that IT teams are prepared for when the worst strikes.

However, not all DR plans are created equal. Only 22% of businesses have high confidence in their disaster recovery plan.

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Organizations overwhelmingly agree that business process automation must be embraced to address new, immediate business realities as well as to ensure long-term survival. This is not an easy road. Those who are most effective at overcoming barriers and rallying their teams to embrace change will be well- poised to win in the future.

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Even in normal times misconfigurations are a huge problem.

Well before the pandemic, Gartner forecasted that 99% of all firewall breaches through 2023 would be caused by security misconfigurations.

Now, at a time when you are being flooded with new access requests, along with all the configuration complications they introduce – mistakes will happen.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has caused unprecedented upheaval across the board. Everything from the simplest task (grabbing a cup at your favorite coffee shop), to complex decisions (how and when should your company adapt new hiring strategies), has become a challenge. And many of those challenges can’t easily be overcome.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has caused unprecedented upheaval across the board. Everything from the simplest task (grabbing a cup at your favorite coffee shop), to complex decisions (how and when should your company adapt new hiring strategies), has become a challenge. And many of those challenges can’t easily be overcome.

In this eBook, we see how companies initially responded to the COVID-19 crisis and the lessons learned. From travel bans, to quarantines, to the sudden need to adjust policies (like work from home), many things changed both temporarily and permanently. We also delve into what companies did to protect their brands during this time and how these tactics are helping them build stronger reputations going forward. Lastly, we offer support to managers striving to emerge as strong leaders, as they help their teams navigate difficult circumstances.

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Coronavirus on Campus: 7 Ways to Use Your CMS as a Super Tool for Crisis Management

Is your college or university prepared to meet the challenges that come with disasters and emergencies?

As if wildfires, polar vortexes, tornadoes, and hurricanes weren’t enough to disrupt business as usual, the world is now grappling with COVID-19, or Coronavirus. No doubt your college or university has developed a crisis plan of some sort, but there’s no better time than now to make sure you have the tools in place to help your campus stay safe. Remember, knowledge is power and in many cases, it can be a lifesaver.

Delve into the ways a powerful, flexible, and scalable CMS can help you disseminate messaging, update your audience, educate students and faculty about crisis concerns, and keep them safe.

Knowing that our team at OmniUpdate can be just as affected by potential threats, we put together this white paper to explain how you can better leverage your content management system (CMS) as a super tool to wield when dealing with the pending disaster and aftermath of campus crises.

In this white paper, you'll learn how to:

  • Implement the three Bs of crisis planning.
  • Craft messaging that is helpful, empathetic, and direct.
  • Develop a microsite or designated web pages for crisis management.
  • Deploy Emergency Alerts that advertise ways to learn more.
  • Use email and social media to disseminate information.
  • Leverage the cloud for your website and CMS.

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Forrester Report: The Eight Business And Security Benefits Of Zero Trust

In response to increasingly complex cyberattacks, security pros devote resources to granular aspects of their networks. This is understandable and necessary to a degree, but it's also a great way to lose sight of your ultimate goal: protecting customers and empowering the business. Zero Trust networks accomplish the dual tasks of deep, continuous data inspection across the network and lean operation and oversight — tasks that seem mutually exclusive in traditional networks. This report highlights the eight most significant ways Zero Trust boosts security and your business. This is an update of a previously published report; Forrester reviews and updates it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy.

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Forrester Report: The Eight Business And Security Benefits Of Zero Trust

In response to increasingly complex cyberattacks, security pros devote resources to granular aspects of their networks. This is understandable and necessary to a degree, but it's also a great way to lose sight of your ultimate goal: protecting customers and empowering the business. Zero Trust networks accomplish the dual tasks of deep, continuous data inspection across the network and lean operation and oversight — tasks that seem mutually exclusive in traditional networks. This report highlights the eight most significant ways Zero Trust boosts security and your business. This is an update of a previously published report; Forrester reviews and updates it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy.

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Disaster Recovery Techniques that Stop the Enemy Within

Most reports on data protection and business continuity highlight the need for vigilance against external threats. You read a lot about the negative business impacts of hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, fires and malware, but a different class of threats are far more prevalent – those created by your own employees.

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