Cryptolocker advice

Following on from Friday’s WannaCry cryptolocker attack which made headline news and impacted one of our most precious resources – the NHS, what really happened and what action should you be taking to protect yourself against it? Cryptolocker is a form of ransomware – a programme that encrypts your computer files and demands payment for the […]

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Plan B cited as a ‘strong performer’ in Forrester Wave for Disaster-Recovery-As-A-Service Providers

Plan B Disaster Recovery has been cited as a ‘strong performer’ by a leading independent research firm in their latest Disaster-Recovery-As-A-Service research report. Plan B was among the selected companies that Forrester invited to participate in its 2017 Forrester Wave evaluation, The Forrester Wave: Disaster-Recovery-As-A-Service Providers, Q2 2017. In this evaluation, Plan B achieved top […]

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Cryptolocker attack infects unsecured admin account

Cryptoclocker attacks are designed to hunt down even the smallest of vulnerabilities in your IT systems and once in, wreak havoc with your productivity. One of Plan B’s customers discovered this when a cryptolocker attack managed to infect an admin account that was left without adequate security. Our customer, a legal firm, contacted Plan B at 17:35 […]

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Continuous replication – think about the bandwidth

Plan B has had a week of disasters – or rather, our customers have had a week of unfortunate IT disasters and we’ve naturally been drafted in to help. One customer has had a problem with their primary web server going down, another was infected by a cryptolocker attack, a third lost connectivity when their BT cables […]

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Can the insurance market do more to protect against IT downtime

The insurance market is pretty savvy when it comes to risk mitigation. Most organisations have an executive level decision maker in charge of strategical risk to ensure that the business is compliant and secure. Compliance and risk mitigation has been further driven by industry bodies since the collapse of the Lehman brothers in 2008 and […]

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Cryptolocker attack foiled again

When a customer of Plan B was hit by a cryptlocker attack last week, their file server was rendered inaccessible, leaving employees without the ability to access their files. Cryptolocker is a form of ransomware which aims to extort money from companies. By encrypting files, the attackers can demand payment in order to release the […]

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An interview with Allocate on their DR test

Allocate Software is a specialist workforce management software provider, helping over 700 public and private sector companies worldwide to optimise large, multi-skilled workforces through the use of technology. They work in fast moving environments which demand that organisations optimise the deployment of their most valuable asset: their people. Availability of their IT systems is crucial […]

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SSP IT failure cripples insurance brokers

Protecting your IT systems against failure is sometimes seen as a game of chance, and the bigger your risk appetite (or the smaller the risk) then the less likely you are to prepare fully for IT failure. But how likely is it that you will experience failure and what is the impact if you do? […]

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The ultimate DR test

In recent discussions with a financial company prospect, we were reviewing their last Disaster Recovery test. The feedback was that it went very well, and most of their IT systems were available within 2 hours, which was their RTO (recovery time objective). Generally speaking they were very happy, their DR test had worked and the compliance […]

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What is DRaaS?

Although it’s been talked about for years, and adoption rates are growing fast, we, as a DRaaS provider feel that the Disaster Recovery market place could do with a little more clarification. So, we thought we’d try to make it a bit easier for you by offering a definitive guide to DRaaS (Disaster Recovery as a Service). Discover what the […]

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