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How to Prevent a Higher Education Cyber Security Attack During COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has opened our eyes to ways that we as a society need to protect ourselves better. But we don’t only need to protect ourselves from germs and viruses--we also need to protect our cyber wellbeing.

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The Growing Trend of Cloud Computing: Data Protection and Disaster Recovery

For many organizations, data is the most sought-after currency. And for hackers and cybercriminals, an organization’s data is an absolute goldmine. As more universities and online schools move to the virtual classroom, data protection and disaster recovery plans are critical. In a given year, 30% of organizations lose revenue because of inadequate data protection and recovery plans. The growing trend of cloud computing in disaster recovery is one effective method for protecting your university’s crucial data. In this article, we’ll discuss the importance of offsite backup for defending against cyberattacks.

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Ransomware Attack: Changing Out the Locks

Here at Vancord, we frequently respond to incidents where normal business operations have ground to a halt because of a ransomware attack. Ransomware attacks have been on the rise over the years, and it’s easy to see why. Hackers stand to make a pretty penny locking up critical systems or data. The average ransomware attack costs a business $713,000.

 

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