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6 questions you should be asking your IT people

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We’ve looked the risks of not having a business continuity plan, ransomware and other nasties. Still on the topic of protecting your network, today we focus on IT people. What would happen if your in-house or external IT person suddenly quit, company went bust or the individual was hit by the proverbial bus? Most business

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Tech Precision shortlisted as one of “25 Most Promising Disaster Recovery Solutions Providers” APAC CIOoutlook

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Tech Precision has recently been approached by APAC CIOoutlook: “Our editorial team has analyzed offerings, top management and reputation of about 925 companies offering Disaster Recovery Solution to Enterprises in Asia pacific Region. We also take input and feedback from our advisory board which consists of top CIO’s and senior IT managers from medium to

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ABC 4 Corners – Cyber Crime

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If you missed 4 Corners on Monday 29th August it’s worthwhile viewing. They covered the Def Con hacking convention in Las Vegas, where people were warned to turn off wifi and bluetooth as stealing passwords and data is easy, especially with all the tools available. The Australian Tailored Access Operations (TAO) playing defence and offence,

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Why you should open a Bitcoin account

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Why you should open a Bitcoin account.  An Australian Dentist recently got hit with a ransomware attack with CryptoLocker. They had three surgeries with centralised IT. 10 years of client’s files including X-rays and photos were encrypted. They did not have adequate backup/restore solution in place and needed to pay the ransom. Bitcoins are untraceable

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Free White Paper – Backup vs Business Continuity

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Overview: SMBs in general don’t have the same IT budgets and staffs as larger enterprises. Yet just like larger organizations they need to protect their data—and make sure they can get back to business rapidly after a disaster or other event that compromises their data and systems. In this white paper, we’ll discuss what’s at

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Ransomware attackers raise their fees

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Following up on self-propagating ransonware, here is an article by Tom Pullar-Strecker via The Age.  It’s reinforcing why instant restore from backups (with multi-restore points) is key to permanently eliminating downtime… Cyber criminals have adopted a “gold rush” mentality after successfully using ransomware to extort money from businesses, United States security software firm Symantec has warned. It

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Beware there is now Self-Propagating Ransomware

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Although some may have hoped that the threat of ransomware was on the decline, the reality is that it’s quite the opposite. Until now, attacks seemed to be targeted directly at its victims, but Microsoft warns that may no longer be true. With their discovery of self-propagating ransomware it’s vital to fully understand the possible

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The Ultimate Disaster Recovery Check List

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STAY ONE STEP AHEAD OF POTENTIAL DISASTERS Prepare yourself before disaster strikes. When it comes to data backup and disaster recovery (BDR), being prepared for potential disasters is key to keep your business running. It’s not only important to have a disaster recovery solution you trust, but to make sure you test it as well.

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Data Backup – Often a False Sense of Security

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While you may be taking some precautions, such as securing and backing up your sensitive data, sometimes that’s not enough. There is a common misconception that data is safe if backed up once a day, but this outdated practice is no longer sufficient for several reasons: If you forget to perform the backup or the

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