The rise in cyber attacks, 2017 in review

As we head in to the final quarter, it provides a chance to reflect on what’s been happening during 2017. It comes as no surprise that news about cyber attacks and breaches have dominated globally. So, when one annual review from GCHQ’s NCSC (National Cyber Security Centre) was released on the 3rd of October, it piqued our interest.


SambaCry; how to overcome vulnerability

With the news dominated by WannaCry, the malware which disrupted the NHS in the UK; you may not be aware of its similar Linux counterpart SambaCry. But you should. SambaCry is a malware that attacks vulnerabilities in Samba. For those who don’t use Linux, Samba provides…


BMR and Healthcare

In the USA, Healthcare is one of the largest private-sector industries, making up 13% of the total U.S Workforce. Understandably healthcare professionals have high cybersecurity concerns and with the ever evolving IoT, bare machine recovery (BMR) can play an important part in mitigating risks.


5 barriers to successful recovery assurance

Many recent studies have revealed there is a worrying lack of regular testing of the viability of backups, and there are good reasons for that. Finding time to run tests without disrupting day-to-day usage seems an impossible task, which is why many organisations rely on a ‘fingers-crossed it will work’ strategy. Risky – but frighteningly common.


Do you test simply to pass your DR test?

Although often perceived as a necessary evil – regular disaster recovery testing is about more than seeing how well a business will cope if their systems fail. Comprehensive, objective DR testing can throw up interesting information about what is and isn’t working properly in your IT infrastructure, as well as give you a much needed level of recovery assurance.


Cristie CloneManager now available in Microsoft Azure Marketplace

Companies looking for a way to streamline their IT infrastructure and benefit from the agile, scalable and economic environment that Microsoft Azure offers can do so with Cristie CloneManager. The flexible migration solution is now fully certified for deployment on Azure.