There’s a New Outlaw in Town, Cryptolocker – THDP3

There’s a New Outlaw in Town, Cryptolocker – THDP3

Podcast
     I think today’s podcast is the most important one we have recorded.  I didn’t realize until last week that there are many people out there that don’t have the slightest notion of the dangers facing them on the Internet.  These dangers are just the sort of thing I want to cover with this podcast.  So far we have podcasts coming up covering Social Engineering, How you can protect yourself while online, and more editions of our Backup and Restore podcast series.  Your feedback and input would be greatly appreciated.  You can email us at feedback@thehelpdeskpodcast.com or you could leave us a 3 minute voicemail with SpeakPipe located on the right side of our webpage. Up to this point I am including this podcast and the entire corresponding blog on our website.  I (so far anyway
How Will You Backup Your Data – THDP2

How Will You Backup Your Data – THDP2

Podcast
…let me set the stage Now that we have an idea why we don’t back up our data, and (hopefully) we have decided to do that, how will we do it?  What will we use? The Oxford Dictionary defines the word backup as this:  help or support, a person or thing that can be called on if necessary; a reserve; an extra copy of data from a computer.  …so You Need a Backup Plan You need to put some thought into this.  Backups don’t just occur.  You will acknowledge the need for security, for a backup plan, for actually backing up your data……but at the end of the day……I know you won’t do it. The way I see it you must deeply feel the need to save your data.  We are human so I guess you won’t really backup your data until you lose it.  Unfortunately, we learn by experience. I saw a tip on
You’ve Lost Your Data – THDP1

You’ve Lost Your Data – THDP1

Podcast
...let me set the stage. It’s fall and school has begun.  There are three types of people:   one type doesn’t worry about data backup and recovery. The second are practitioners to a degree.  They have made one backup and feel they are well protected.  The third follows Best Practices and maintains three versions of their backed up data.  We will talk about the “why” in why some won’t backup their data.  We will also talk about external harddrives, and flashdrives and the cloud. With the beginning of the new school year you can look forward to a lot of chaos and mayhem.  Why should this year be any different?  Oh, but it is different in one way…..I am getting an ungodly amount of calls from teachers that have lost their data.  Not just the normal thing like, “I didn’t back it up a