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State and local governments are vulnerable to cybercriminal activity as “they collect, process, store, and transmit vast amounts of sensitive data.” The wrong hands can weaponize and misuse data. In 2020, hackers carried out 79 individual ransomware attacks against U.S. government organizations. It cost downtime and recovery of nearly $18.88 billion. Clearly, ransomware is pervasive. The attack suspended “municipal operations, ultimately disrupting infrastructure services for 911 systems, utilities, and payment platforms with state and local governments.” ...

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Here in the northern hemisphere, summer has rolled round again, bringing record temperatures across Europe and North America with it. While a cold shower or an icecream might be enough to cool us down, things aren’t so simple for the devices that we trust to store our data. Have you ever wondered why data centres are so cold? The answer is slightly more complex than “to keep the IT people cool”. ...

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Infiltrating government data is highly treacherous and illegal. Cybercriminals may steal government files, share and disclose private information, and disrupt politics to disunify the country. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, under the United States Department of Homeland Security, defends the government against cyber threats. However, much of the U.S. government tends to have a reactive approach to data management and security. Since data supports government work, cybersecurity risks are high. ...

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Wi-Fi is a set of protocols that enable wireless networking, these protocols are defined in the 802.11 IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) standard. Although this goes without saying: Wi-Fi is extremely convenient, especially in homes where it may not be practical to connect devices together using cables. This means that backups to network locations in the home and some offices are often performed over Wi-Fi. While this may be more convenient, there are several downsides when compared to a backup performed over a cabled network connection. ...

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Using Macrium Reflect, it is possible to clone an entire drive or specific partitions on a drive. This is useful if you are upgrading to a larger drive and can often be faster than imaging the source drive and restoring to the destination drive. Cloning your drive will create a bootable copy of the source drive with the state it was in at the time the clone took place. You can clone to a drive installed in your computer or to a drive that is attached using a USB caddy. ...

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Posted at May 25 2022, 12:00h in backup Jack Mansfield, Marketing

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