6 11, 2014

Jurisdiction Is Important In Cloud Storage

Businesses are always concerned about the security of their IT data. When it comes to using the cloud for operations this can be an even more critical need. A recent US ruling related to Microsoft data storage in Ireland illustrates why location of data storage needs to be considered. In this case a US court ruled that Microsoft was required to [...]

28 07, 2014

Cyber Spying – Can You Regain Your Trust in the Internet?

It’s no secret that there have been allegations of government internet spying for years. What many people might not know is that those allegations are actually true statements. Thanks to the “Big Brother Act” in the US, the government can monitor anything and everything from what articles you look at, to who you’re talking to and what you’re purchasing online. We [...]

1 05, 2014

Beware of CryptoLocker Ransomeware!

We briefly mentioned a virus by the name of CryptoLocker in our last blog, and today we’re here to explain a little more in depth about what it is and how it can jeopardize your company’s entire network. CryptoLocker is classified as a ransomware trojan that can cripple your system in a matter of minutes. It disguises itself as a [...]

31 03, 2014

World Backup Day

31 March is World Backup Day, a campaign to persuade us to be more careful about keeping backups of our precious data. The day's catchphrase is "Don't be an April Fool" - urging us to ensure we all have good backups in place in time for 1 April by John Hawes on March 31, 2014

10 03, 2014

Why You Should Backup

It seems like it’s been a long time since the days of writing and filing papers by hand instead of using word or Google docs. It’s been equally as long since we’ve kept important information in folders or on floppy disks instead of its more advanced brother, the USB stick. In a world that is so digitally advanced, it’s hard to [...]

29 01, 2014

Online Data Backup & Disaster Recovery

Don't Drown Your Business The Future of Data Backup Is Here. Mastermind Backup Solutions DR is the only All-In-One online backup and disaster recovery solution to fully protect your servers and office environment while ensuring minimal downtime and the ability to access your data anywhere there's an internet connection. How Our Disaster Recovery Solution Works Backup Solutions Physical Server Virtual Server [...]

14 01, 2014

Ransomware virus can devastate your business

This is really nasty stuff. What is ransomware? It is a form of malware (malware is a general purpose term that encompasses virii, Trojans, root kits, hijacks, ransomware, etc) that crawls your computer and any computers/ servers that are on the same network and encrypts all the data files it can find. It uses high end encryption algorithms which are not [...]

2 12, 2013

Toronto Star Reporter Ellen Roseman writes ….Back up your computer data to stay safe

By: Ellen Roseman On Your Side, Published on Tue Nov 26 2013 This is the link to her story http://www.thestar.com/business/personal_finance/2013/11/26/back_up_your_computer_data_to_stay_safe_roseman.html I wasn't surprised by the article. I owned a security company back in the late 70's early 80's and I was continually amazed at the people that experienced a break-in at least twice before installing a security system. We rely on [...]

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