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Protecting Your Data During A Hurricane

It’s probably the last thing you’re thinking of as you prepare for the worst during a Hurricane: protecting your data! With Hurricane season upon us, and Hurricane Florence heading towards the East Coast, think to yourself: when is the last time I backed-up my files on my computer to make sure they are safe? In a survey conducted by BackBlaze [1] it was concluded that 24% of computer owners have never backed-up their files and data! This is discerning because […]

HIPAA Data Breach & Security

Creating a Security-Minded Culture in Your Medical Practice

A HIPAA Data Breach Infographic Worth a Thousand Words

Click on the HIPAA data breach infographic to view a larger image.
Despite the emphasis and priority of patient information security, medical organization staff situations change, leaving gaps for potential information breaches for those that are not trained. Professional data recovery companies are also aware that new employees in the critical IT departments may not be informed and educated on the specifics of their systems or disaster recovery procedures.
The 2003 HIPAA Privacy Rule was […]

Why Do We Avoid Backups?

There is an odd ‘hot button’ that is touched within the brain when the word ‘backup’ is conveyed. It is a kind of mid-point between the logical and the emotional, conveying a dichotomy in the blend of guilt, understanding, and denial. This fusion transcends beyond intellect and enters the psychological realm that remains a mystery, as even those that are the most knowledgeable often fail at accomplishing the backups that are needed to preserve their data. This stand has […]

Fake Windows 10 Updates Spawning Ransomware

With the launch of Windows 10 come the usual love-hate anticipation of new features, combined with the usual bugs and fixes. The release has been scheduled for quite some time, and this has given the dark side of the cyber world a sufficient alert to create a CBT-locker brand ransomware to take advantage of the innocent and unaware. The announcement of a ‘free upgrade’ by Microsoft has led to new operating installations in over 190 countries and following close-on-the-heels […]

Proven Data Recovery and Carbonite Partnership: Elevating Client Data Security

As cybercriminals continue to escalate their efforts to breach our computers and network, it takes an equal amount of defense in the protection of critical data. It is no longer enough to have simply a firewall or attentive IT staff, the war against cyber hackers now requires extensive protection. To address this escalation in defense, Proven Data Recovery and Carbonite have created a partnership that blends consumer and business backups and consultations to the next level. The combined expertise […]

Even Google Is Vulnerable to Data Loss

As much as we power human intellect and ingenuity, it appears that Mother Nature can outsmart even the best of us. An example of this occurred during a storm in Belgium when there were four lightning strikes on the power grid that supports one of the data centers for Google, causing data loss for some customers. The good news is that through a variety of backup technologies, customers were able to recover a percentage of the lost data. This […]

Free Disk Imaging Software; 10 Tools You Can Image Your Hard Drive For Free

Imaging a hard drive can be considered a crucial step for data security as well as preventing the need for data recovery. The purpose of imaging is designed to be used as a backup system, in case of loss or infection from a virus or malicious malware.
Hard drive imaging is the process of taking a healthy computer hard drive and copying the image file to a separate and secure location, as is. One would then establish a standard backup […]

ransomware data recovery

Free Guide To Ransomware: Proactive Protection, Mitigation, & Safety

The DoJ announced that the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) had received roughly 7,750 public complaints regarding ransomware since 2005, with an estimated $57.6 million in damages. The costs come from ransoms paid in addition to the associated cost of lost data.
Cyber threats are continuing to escalate through the use of Ransomware virus invasions. The sophistication of the programs take viruses to a new level as entire computers and networks have their critical files encrypted and then held ‘ransom’ […]

Disaster Strikes: Is Your Business Prepared to Recover From Data Recovery Loss?

Imagine this: It’s a typical Monday at your office. The ambient glow of computer screens and upbeat typing of business emails sets the tone for what seems to be a great start to the week. Until…BOOM. A crack of thunder followed by a violent bolt of lightning send you and your company into a tailspin.
The office goes completely dark and, with it, everyone’s computer. Employees are trying to reboot their devices as you hear the haunting question of, “What […]

The 6 Leading Causes of Data Loss

It’s been a mere 15 years since Y2K. And, while technologies are advancing and so are its end users, data loss is still very prevalent. It seems that most people and businesses aren’t protecting themselves appropriately. And, if they are backing up data, they aren’t looking at the obvious threats that could dismantle their systems and be detrimental to their hard drives.
Below are 6 key data loss contenders to watch out for in this upcoming year:
Data Loss Reason #1; […]