CMC Technology

0333 335 0467

NATIONAL RATE CALL FROM UK MOBILES & LANDLINES

     

Disaster Recovery: For When The Worst Happens

Who are you going to call?

 
 


Disaster Recovery is an underutilised part of any company's IT strategy. But what happens if things do go wrong? Who are you going to call? Here's an example that happened to one of our own clients ...

There are so many threats out there. Ensure your disaster recovery policy works!

There are so many threats out there. Ensure your disaster recovery policy works!

copyright: andose24 / 123rf stock photo (licensee)

One morning recently, at around 7am, our automatic systems reported some of our client servers going offline, soon after the phones started ringing in our IT Support office and, very quickly, our call counters went off the scale. Our overflow support plan kicked in. We brought in our level 2 and 3 support staff to answer calls as well.

"Something big was going down!"

One of our customers, a large multi-site, UK-wide operation, had a complete IT meltdown as their email and file servers all went offline at the same time.

The Arena Cryptomix virus had struck; this attacks system folders and renders the operating system unusable. It attacks fileservers and spreads through network shares on local computers, it attacks backup servers, mail servers, DNS servers ... well, anything connected to an internal network. It is nasty, very nasty, and it rapidly shuts down a business.

Some worrying cybercrime facts from 2017:

  • On average, every 39 seconds, someone somewhere gets hacked

  • Government, retail, and technology companies are most affected

  • 43% of cyber attacks target small business

  • 64% of companies have experienced web-based attacks

  • 62% experienced phishing & social engineering attacks

  • 59% of companies experienced malicious code and botnets

  • 51% experienced denial of service attacks

These are frightening statistics, but don't panic!

Thankfully, our own project engineering team have developed solutions that tackle this method of attack from an innovative network infrastructure perspective and provide a secure, resilient and very effective countermeasure to nasty, invasive ransomware attacks like this. We have also started deploying Cisco Intrusion Detection Systems which helps shut down affected systems really quickly, preventing the spread of malicious viruses.

"Don't wait for the worst to happen; it can (and regularly does) happen to the very best organisations!"

Talk to us about disaster recovery for your business on 0333 335 0467 or click here to ping over an email and let's see how our IT experts can secure your internal network. You can also visit our website to find out more about us.

Until next time ...

JEREMY CURTIS
Sales Director


   Buffer
Click here to Share, Email or Bookmark this website

Précis (1)





More about Jeremy Curtis ...

Sales Director at CMC IT, Jeremy has had a successful career in the technology sector having worked for manufacturers such as Wacom and spending time as a business strategist specialising in the implementation of technology throughout organisations.

Knowledgeable, highly focused, but also friendly and engaging, clients find it easy to talk to Jeremy who will always propose the best technical solution for their exact needs and always at the right price.

Telephone:

0333 335 0467

Website:

https://www.cmcit.tech


More of my blog posts for you to enjoy ...

Team Spotlight: Mansoor Ghafoor, IT Support
Reliable, confident and focused ...

Forget Black Friday, Let's Do Technology Tuesday!
Is your IT running smoothly?

The Smarter Path To Digital Government
Put the Wacom Clipboard at its heart ...

The Stunning New Apple iPhone X
It's finally here ...

The Future Is Exciting. Ready?
Work with CMC and Vodafone ...

Print365: Print As Much As You Like, Whenever You Like
Hassle free, with no hidden costs ...

Getting The Best Mobile Technology For Your Business
Whatever your needs, we can help you ...


 

By Category ...

General (4)

Meet The Team (1)

Mobile (2)

Security (4)

Technology (5)

By Popularity ...

Getting The Best Mobile Technology ...

The Importance Of ISO 27001 Accredi ...

Welcome To The Brand New CMC IT Blo ...

GDPR And How It Will Affect Your Bu ...

The Smarter Path To Digital Governm ...

Digital Transformation And The Waco ...

Thoughts On Degree Apprenticeships ...

The Benefits Of Wireless Charging T ...

Unified Threat Management And How C ...

Print365: Print As Much As You Like ...

Quote of the day ...

"If you're in a bad situation, don't worry it'll change. If you're in a good situation, don't worry it'll change"

Login ...



Remember me