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Why Are Local Governments the Target of Ransomware?

There’s no question about it: Governments are falling victim to ransomware attacks more than ever before. Such attacks on local governing bodies are nothing new. One of the first victims of contemporary ransomware was the police department of Swansea, a…


Disaster Recovery Plans for Ransomware Attacks

Disaster recovery is a basic element of good business continuity planning. Business continuity planning refers to the broad range of plans created so that a business–that includes veterinary practices–can continue to be operational no matter what negative event might occur….


How to Prevent Ransomware Attack

We hear routinely in the news that a major corporation or government agency has had its data integrity compromised, with millions of pieces of personal data accessed. In these cases the criminals behind the attack hope to get money by…


Still Running Windows 7? The Time to Upgrade is Now

As we explained recently, Microsoft is sunsetting its Windows 7 operating system on Jan. 14, 2020 — that’s 10 years after it was first introduced. RELATED CONTENT: WINDOWS 7 SUNSETTING FAQS If you continue to use Windows 7 after this…


Windows 7 Sunsetting FAQs

Since we first told you a few weeks ago about Microsoft’s January 14, 2020, sunsetting of its Windows 7 operating system, we’ve received a lot of questions. To help make things clearer you, we’ve decided to provide some answers to…


What Does the End of Windows 7 Mean for Your Business?

You probably have already received pop-up messages from Microsoft announcing that Windows 7 will reach its “end of life” on January 14, 2020. More than 1 billion people worldwide use Windows: a huge number of businesses and individuals will be…


Should Business Owners Pay Ransomware?

We’ve all read about ransomware attacks. When it happens to someone else, it’s easy to advise the victim not to pay up. After all, you don’t want to encourage the ransomware business model.  However, there’s a lot of debate about…


The 2019 Cyber Security Report

CISCO recently surveyed more than 3,000 security leaders in 18 countries, asking them how they were implementing cyber security best practices to protect themselves. CISCO’s 2019 CISO Benchmark Report summarizes how companies are preparing for cyber threats, how they are…

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