Data Protection

Most information that many businesses today are stored in a digital format on computers and servers today. This information is the also most important for business continuity, which includes project documents, financial documents and programs, customer contact information, and business critical documents. It is more important now than it has ever been to ensure that you have proper backups of all of your important documents, in case of component failure or even worse. The Omega Technology Group data protection program helps ensure that you have consistent and reliable data backups of all the important information for as much or as little of your information as you need.

Protect Against Ransomware

Ransomware has become a very large and expensive problem for companies worldwide with large scale attacks happening frequently. One of the most recent worldwide attacks, the WannaCry ransomware attack, affected more than 230,000 computers in over 150 countries, resulting in over 300 users having to dish out over $120,000 in order to get their data back. It is painfully obvious that those 300 users did not have backups configured in such a way to protect their data from a ransomware attack.

Ransomware works by taking all of your files and encrypting them with a special key that is only known by the ransomware. The encryption process jumbles up the information so it is impossible to unjumble or recreate the files without having the encryption key. The program will also store a file on your computer with instructions on how to send money in some fashion, typically using bitcoins, to a location that you cannot retract the money from in exchange for the special key. A large problem that you face with paying ransomware is that they are in no way obligated to send the encryption key to unlock your data.

Screenshot of the WannaCry encryption message.

Certain methods of backups are also susceptible to ransomware attacks. For example, backup hard drives left plugged directly into a computer when a ransomware attack occurs can be encrypted the same way that other files on the computer can be. This renders these types and similar types of backups essentially useless in the face of ransomware attacks. Omega Technology Group can help with our Data Protection service which not only ensures proper backups of your data, but also uploads a copy of the backups to our data center in a fashion that cannot be utilized by a ransomware attack to encrypt your data.

Racks in a data center.

How it works

Omega Technology Group installs a device on your location that acts as your file server. You will save all of your important information on this file server which will be on an automatic back up cycle which will run up to 4 times per business day. After these backups have been completed they are backed up again to our data center where we keep an offsite backup in case of a natural disaster, ransomware attack, equipment failure, or other threat to your location. Our offsite backup services give you peace of mind and ensure that your backup is always retrievable, even in the worst conditions.

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