This story appeared on the BBC website the other day. Basically the town’s borough council was hit with ransomware and their systems were brought to their knees. It’s not unusual for one or two devices in an organisation to be infected with Ransomware. Typically those devices are isolated from the network and all other machines … Continue reading Town dusts off typewriters after cyber-attack
Backup I’ve talked about these in a previous post, but essentially backups are copies of your data or computer which you can use to replace files which are inadvertently deleted, or as an alternative to paying the ransom in a ransomware attack. You should make backups on a regular basis, whether by simply copying your … Continue reading B is for…
As I’m keeping this simple, I guess I should start by explaining what a backup is, and why it’s necessary. (Apologies to those who know, but if my blog item on Patching was Security 101, then this is surely part of IT 101!) A backup is simply a copy of one or more files kept … Continue reading What are backups, and when / why are they needed?
I suppose this falls under Security 101, one of the most basic things we’re all encouraged to do with our technology, but there’s always a reason to postpone it: My machine slows down while it’s downloading the latest patches I’m worried that things won’t work afterwards I keep having to reboot my machine, sometimes several … Continue reading Patching – what’s all the fuss about?