Tag Archives: data backup and disaster recovery

How to Prepare your Business for a Hurricane

ACCUweather, which provides global forecasting services,  predicted 12-14 storms in 2019. Of those, only about two to three strengthen enough to become a major storm (category 3-5). In 2020, hurricane season is projected to be “extremely active”. A research team at Colorado State University predicts 24 named storms, 12 total hurricanes and 5 major hurricanes. […]

Why Cyber Security Needs To Be Part of Business Continuity

As governments and businesses struggle with COVID-19, their digital infrastructure and data systems are targets for cybercriminals. Now more than ever, businesses need to reconsider how they view cyber attacks. Cyber Attacks Are Not Considered Part of Disaster Recovery Plans Cyberattacks have more in common with biological attacks than other types of attacks. What I […]

What Should Concern Businesses About the New Orleans Cyberattack

The city of New Orleans experienced a cyberattack so severe Mayor Latoya Cantrell declared a state of emergency. The attack occurred on Friday, Dec. 13 and caused the city to shutdown government computers. Officials announced the shutdown via social media posts. City Shutdown Government Computers The attack started at 5 in the morning, according to […]

DoorDash Gets Data Dashed After Breach

DoorDash Data Breach The food delivery company DoorDash was compromised on May 4th 2019. The company said the data breach exposed the data of 4.9 million users, delivery workers and merchants. Fortunately, users who made accounts after April 5, 2018 were not affected by the breach. However, the breach exposed names, phone numbers, order histories, […]

Plantation Gas Leak : Always be Prepared for any Disaster

Over the weekend, there was a gas explosion in the South Florida city of Plantation.  23 people were injured and the former PizzaFire restaurant was destroyed more than 20 local businesses were damaged and closed. Dozens of people’s livelihoods were disrupted by this disaster, leaving many wondering what their next move should be. Many businesses […]

How to Avoid Hurricane-Related Scams

In the aftermath of a natural disaster, cyber-attacks like phishing scams and other forms of social engineering become more common. Cyber criminals use social media and email scams to exploit individuals empathy and desire to help. Businesses, whether they are large or small, are also at risk of cyber-attacks and security breaches after a natural […]

Golfing with a purpose, Madison’s journey with Nerds Support

There is a little girl named Madison Smith. Madison is a bright-eyed 12-year-old girl with blond hair that beams in the sunlight. Two days after her first birthday she was diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) type 2. SMA is a motor neuron disease that affects one in 10,000 children and is the number one […]

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