Last Friday, one of the most successful recorded ransomware attacks hit over 200,000 accounts in over 150 countries around the globe. A large majority of the victims were members of large businesses and corporations. Through no fault of their own, employees would come in to work and log on to their computers only to find their accounts and files locked out, with demands for payment of hundreds of dollars. If the payment wasn’t set, any data from desktop backgrounds to encrypted project files would be erased.

As any college student in the last 10 years could tell you, crucial data is always lost at the worst possible time. Without available backups to draw from, a simple data loss can bring entire projects grinding to a halt. However, simply creating and maintaining recent backups takes the power away from viruses, ransomware, and other sources of data loss.

As a part of our support services catalogue, our clients can request for us to upload and maintain offsite backups of their M4 project and database. While it isn’t a replacement for daily backups at your organization, it is a valuable tool if something unexpected happens to your normal backup routine. Making backups might seem like a mundane task, but it’s by far the best defense against data loss. While there’s no way to be entirely protected from the possibility of malware or system-down scenarios, having consistent backups of your project files means that even in such situations, you’ll be back up and running in no time, and ransomware like that which scuttled so many systems this past weekend will be powerless over you. Get in touch with our support staff today to set up your project backups!

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