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We Know Cloud Backup Better Than Anyone -

There's no denying that #data backup has been around a lot longer than us here +Dropsuite - after all, we were founded in 2012, long after tape and hard disk drive backup solutions were in use.

However, as with many things in the world currently, data backup has moved to the cloud. And unlike many other backup providers who got their start with physical solutions and had to migrate to the cloud, Dropsuite was BORN here. This puts us in a unique position:

Dropsuite’s modern, efficiently-designed backup architecture was created from the ground up with Cloud services at its core. The Cloud is where we started from and where the company is going. The Cloud is us.

Today Dropsuite is one of the fastest-growing Cloud based software platforms in the world, enabling SMEs to easily backup, recover and protect their digital assets.

Click below to find out more, and see how we can help keep you secure and backed up.

#cloud #cloudcomputing #backup #cybersecurity #bigdata #thecloud

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Dropsuite CEO CNBC Interview:

+Dropsuite's CEO Charif Elansari says recent large #databreaches, such as Target and Ashley Madison, have been inside jobs and not the result of a vulnerability in cloud-based systems.

Dropsuite is using +Amazon Web Services, top of the range when it comes to public clouds. Dropsuite offers simple, affordable, easy-to-use, secure solutions for small businesses that do not have a full-time IT department so that they can easily backup and recover their data after a data loss or if hacked. Dropsuite does this through partners ( by making their software available to partners' users in an extremely easy and intuitive way.

Watch the interview on +CNBC:

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5 Point Website #Security Checklist for #ECommerce #Retailers:

1) Backup & Redundancy
2) PCI Compliance
3) Encryption
4) DDoS protection
5) Firewalls
5 Point Website Security Checklist for E-commerce Retailers (

If you run a small e-commerce business, you may be tempted to skimp on security and assume that it is only necessary for large e-commerce brands. You may or may not realize it, but smaller companies have the same requirements when it comes to security and simply cannot cannot afford to overlook the threats that their electronic businesses face.

Here are some tips to help you secure your website, big or small.

Start from a safe, secure and redundant place.
That way, no matter what happens, your most important assets — your data — and the most valuable thing you own — your time — are not wasted if your computer malfunctions or your website is breached. Don’t sell yourself short. Set up a data backup solution — or use more than one — as soon as you can. Gain instant peace of mind and protect your e-commerce business assets.

Ensure that the payment processors you use are water-tight.
Being PCI compliant greatly reduces your exposure to potentially catastrophic incidents related to cardholder data being lost, stolen or abused. It also gives your e-commerce clients greater peace of mind when doing business with you.

Think of encryption as your friend.
Encryption is what allows us to send private information, like card data or client identifiers across the web without anyone else seeing it in transit while it’s being sent. Encryption should happen anytime details are being entered into a form (live chat, order forms, logging into a customer account, etc). More often than not — and it’s a bit worrisome really — most online retailers only encrypt data AFTER the login details have been entered. Using a SSL after user authentication is like locking the door but leaving the key hanging outside after you go in. So encrypt in front of the login too.

Protect against DDoS.
There are many tools and services out there to protect e-commerce businesses against DoS (Denial of Service) and DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attacks. Foremost among them is the 800lb free tool, CloudFlare. Not using a DDoS protection is like going cage diving with Great White Sharks, but within being locked safely behind a steel cage. Not wise.

Use a Firewall.
Firewalls, whether utilizing hardware or software, work by allowing or disallowing traffic, based on what you’ve authorized. It’s something like a wall. It protects your business by blocking unauthorized traffic and possibly malicious internet traffic from accessing your network or system. There are number of different firewalls but the ones you should consider for your website are application gateways and proxy firewalls.

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Are You Curious About How #Ransomware Works?

If so, this infographic ( by security intelligence company, +LogRhythm, can help explain it.

According to LogRhythm, the ramifications of a successful ransomware attack are far more extensive than just the cost of the ransom and include lost productivity, loss of business, inconvenience to customers, and potentially the permanent loss of data. In fact, the FBI estimates that the losses from ransomware will exceed $1B in 2016.

Check it out:

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Don't mistake this for a backup device!
The 'USB Killer' will instantly destroy your computer, TV, copy machine... anything with a USB port.

When plugged into any device, The USB Killer, released earlier this summer, rapidly draws power from the hardware, then returns that power in an overloading burst. According to the makers, this “instantly and permanently disables unprotected hardware.”

Despite the obvious nefarious potential for the tool, its public release at least appears well-intentioned. The USB Killer was developed by a security hardware team based in Hong Kong, who first publicized the vulnerability it targets over a year ago, and developed an early prototype.

But the team was deeply frustrated to see manufacturers take little action on closing the vulnerability. According to the team, Apple is to date the only manufacturer that protects their devices against this so-called USB surge attack.

Security experts have long been cautioning about the danger to electronic devices posed by leaving USB ports uncapped and until other manufacturers follow suit, you should be even more cautious about leaving laptops or other electronic devices unattended in places where someone intent on inflicting harm might be able to plug devices into USB ports. We would also advise that you back everything up.

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#vulnerability #USB #device #security #infosec 

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Website #Security for Ecommerce Retailers (
5 Pillars of Website Security for Ecommerce Retailers

Do you know what they are?

Most e-commerce companies are small, family run operations who have carved out businesses for themselves by offering the right subset of products to the right niche audiences. The largest e-commerce brands have deployed rigorous security, at all levels throughout their organizations, to keep their businesses from harm. Smaller companies have the same requirements but often cannot afford or simply choose to overlook the threats that their electronic businesses face.

Unfortunately, it is these same smaller companies that need protection the most as they are at a higher risk of being unable to recover from catastrophic system failures or cyber attacks.

Don't let all of your hard work go down the drain.

The 5-point “best practices” checklist we’ve just outlined on our blog can definitely benefit your ecommerce business by increasing the security of your data. Read More:

#ecommerce #retailers #website #security #backup

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Latest News: Dropsuite Partners w/ ICONZ-Webvisions to Help SMEs in Asia Protect Their Data -
Hear Ye! Hear Ye!
We have been busy lately! Click a link below to read our latest press releases to learn more about our new partnerships!

September 01, 2016: Dropsuite Partners w/ ICONZ-Webvisions to Help SMEs in Asia Protect Their Data -

August 16, 2016: Dropsuite Takes Aim at 60 Million+ Microsoft Office 365 Users -

July 22, 2016: CEO Charif El-Ansari on How Dropsuite Helps SMEs Protect Their Digital Assets -

July 01, 2016: Dropsuite Brings New Services (by Ingram Micro Cloud) -

June 28, 2016: Netherlands-Based LeaderTelecom Integrates Dropsuite -

June 24, 2016: Dropsuite Gaat Strategische Samenwerking Aan Met LeaderTelecom -

June 24, 2016: Dropsuite Signs Partnership to Expand Across Europe -

June 23, 2016: Dropsuite Carries Hosting Channel Momentum Into IPO Efforts -

June 22, 2016: Dropsuite expands in Europe and intends to list in Australia -

June 21, 2016: Dropsuite Partners With LeaderTelecom To Bring Better Data Backup and Online Security to More European Businesses -

"Simply Better Backup"

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Infographic: The Periodic Table of #Data #Backup -

Who are the "main players" in the data backup sector? It’s not as easy to answer as you might think, since each company offering data backup plays in different niches offering one or more types of data backup solutions — from enterprise-level to personal backup.

The Periodic Table of Data Backup showcases the competitive landscape of data backup companies in a visual, thought-provoking way that both informs and educates.

Download the Infographic:

#databackup #solutions #security #infosec #infographic  

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"Backup, PCI compliance, encryption, DDoS protection and firewalls can greatly reduce your risk of catastrophic system failures or cyber attacks, and in some cases, can completely eliminate the smaller issues before they grow into catastrophic business losses."

This article by guest blogger Judah John, EMEA Channel Sale Manager at +Dropsuite, is a must read for #SMB #ecommerce #retailers.
A 5 Point Website Security Checklist for E-commerce Retailers
By guest blogger, Judah Johns, EMEA Channel Sales Manager at +Dropsuite:

While it is true that "one size does not fit all", especially when it comes to website security, best practices are a good starting point for many business.When employed, a best practice can put you in a much better place than where you started without the expert guidance.

In this article by Judah Johns, he covers the following 5 point "checklist" in more detail:

1) Backup & Redundancy
2) PCI Compliance
3) Encryption
4) DDoS Protection
5) Firewalls

By keeping up-to-date on data security and backing up your assets regularly, you and your e-commerce business will be safe; your customers will feel more secure; and you will have a much greater chance of having a successful and long running online business.

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#retailers #website #security #backup #ecommerce   
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