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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 […]

Android Adult Player Ransomware: Secretly Taking Pictures

There is a recently discovered ransomware called “Adult Player” that is making its rounds for Android users. The devilish software acts like a porn app, however, when you download it to your phone it begins taking pictures of you, blocks your device and then demands a ransom amount of $500.  Downloading random APK files is a major warning, however, for those that are naïve and believe they are accessing a free Android porn app, they are in for a […]

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 […]

Who Makes the Most Reliable Enterprise Hard Drives?

In this article we’ll dive into who makes the most reliable enterprise hard drives. Hard drives are the heart blood of the computer and as such, reliability is the critical key. As the ‘engine’ of our technologies, manufacturers are constantly reassuring that theirs is the best. In the business world, enterprise hard drives are not just the mainstay of the business, they often are the business. Failure of any sort involvesenterprise hard drive recovery and, depending upon the downtime, can […]

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 […]

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 […]