Hard drives are pretty amazing, but they do fail.
Do you have a bullet-proof backup plan in place? If not, you should.
Not only are you vulnerable to hard drive failure, according to this article from Forbes.com, 2016 Saw an Insane Rise In the Number of Ransomware Attacks.
Ransomware is a really big deal, protect yourself and your business from its ravaging effects.
Read the article, it's unbelieveable, and it seems to be getting worse!
The article states that in 2015, there were 3.8 million attacks while 2016 saw 638 million!!
Luckily, there are ways to protect yourself and your business, see this article:
If you are not taking these four steps, start TODAY to protect yourself.
Just a rundown on the steps:
1. Constantly educate your employees.
2. Keep your systems up to date with antivirus and antimalware programs.
3. Backup, backup, backup.
4. Put a good firewall in place.
Take the above steps and you should be protected, but remember, constant employee awareness needs to be a huge part of your overall strategy.
Remember, antivirus alone is no longer effective in protecting your data from today's sophisticated attacks. You must have a multi-pronged solution in place.
Remember folks, always, always, always have a backup.