3 Powerful Steps To Your Peace Of Mind
We will configure, map, manage and monitor your entire system so failures and problems can be minimized or prevented all together.
How effective are your ID's and Passwords against guessing or brute-force attacks? Niagara Onsite will show you how to effectively create, monitor and control access to your systems and information.
Create a backup and recovery strategy that ensures you can recover
from even a ransomware attack.
Niagara Onsite builds a concept and tracking mapping system for each client. Every map is dynamic and contains many different elements to insure each system component is properly identified and linked into the IT architecture for efficiency and dependability. Employees are identified according to responsibility protocols.
One important function of IT Management is coordinating, tracking and protection of usernames and passwords. With the expansion of mobile devices such as phones, tablets and laptops it is imperative to reduce security vulnerabilities wherever possible.
Most internal business applications such as accounting and cloud based SAAS programs require user ID and Password authentication. This is an area that many companies fail to define and control.
Who controls the Password Codes for your business?
( 1 ) An employee was terminated and shortly thereafter the owner realized he could not find all the company projects on the employees company computer. We were called in to do a systems audit and found that the employee had stored all of his work on his personal Dropbox account. The employee was able to access the stored files on his home system and hence changed the password locking the employer out. Fortunately, by looking through the email history we were able to piece together about 80% of the quotes and responses. If the employee had used a personal Hotmail or Gmail email account, we would not have been able to salvage a thing.
( 2 ) An IT company had an employee quit because of a dispute with his employer. Unfortunately, this employee had sole access to a number of the IT company clients passwords. Upon leaving, this disgruntled employee deleted the password files in his possession leaving a number of companies in jeopardy.
( 3 ) A bookkeeper for yet another company crashed their accounting system by using CTL + ALT + DELETE to abort a function she improperly made. Unfortunately, the accounting backup system was not functioning for weeks. Since the IT company did not have a monitoring system in place thousands of entries were lost from the last good backup made. This turned out to be an expensive oversight for the Company.
Failure of technology is not always at fault for loss of files. Theft, floods, fires or other natural disasters can bring your business to a grinding halt, if your company's digital assets are not properly backed up.
Human error is also a risk factor to consider. Who hasn't hit the delete key by mistake or exited a file without saving one's work.
Backups are critical for anyone or any company that uses a computer or mobile device. There are 4 different types of backups to consider.
NOTE: With incremental, you need the latest full backup and all the intermediary backup data to restore a file to its original state, whereas with differential, you just need the last set of differential backup data and the first full one. A disk image contains every bit of data on the drive and offers stronger protection, since it enables you to recreate a system after a hard drive failure.
Creating a Ransomware-Ready Recovery Plan
Being able to recover from a ransomware attack is a bit tougher than one would think – you have no
idea which endpoints will be impacted, how critical those endpoints are to the business, and whether
specific files, an entire partition, or the entire machine will be encrypted. So, it’s necessary to have a
plan in place.
Niagara Onsite will help you plan and create a backup and restore system that works for your business... tailored to your needs and wants.