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Recent Ransomware Attacks: A Deep Dive into Commercial and Healthcare Industries

Ransomware attacks have become a significant threat to businesses worldwide. They have evolved from simple data encryption to more sophisticated tactics, including double extortion. This blog post will discuss recent ransomware attacks in the small business and healthcare sectors and provide some best practices to prevent such attacks at Eastern Data. Ransomware Attacks in the Small…
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Understanding Cyber Liability Insurance and the Role of Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)

In the interconnected world of today, businesses face a myriad of digital threats. From data breaches to ransomware attacks, the cyber landscape is fraught with danger. This is where Cyber Liability Insurance and Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) become crucial. Let’s delve into what these terms mean and why they are important for your business.…
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Eastern Data: Your Trusted Partner for IT Management and IT Support in Virginia Beach and Richmond, VA

Introduction In the digital age, IT infrastructure plays a crucial role in the success of any business, especially for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). Eastern Data, with over three decades of experience, specializes in providing exhaustive managed IT services designed to help SMBs grow. This blog post will explore how Eastern Data, a leading provider of IT…
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Innovating Manufacturing with AI and IT Solutions

The manufacturing sector is undergoing a significant transformation, driven by advancements in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and modern IT infrastructure. This evolution is not just about automation but a redefinition of how products are designed, produced, and delivered. Let’s explore how AI and IT are catalyzing innovation and efficiency in manufacturing, with a spotlight on the…
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Building a Secure IT Infrastructure on a Nonprofit Budget

When it comes to nonprofits, every penny counts. The challenge of investing in a robust cybersecurity plan can seem daunting when trying to keep overhead low. With limited budgets and often overstretched staff, it’s hard to find energy, time, and funds to devote to tech infrastructure. Yet, in today’s increasingly digital landscape, the importance of…
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Modernizing Healthcare IT Infrastructure

The COVID-19 pandemic exposed shortcomings in healthcare systems globally and sparked renewed investment in facilities and technology upgrades. But layering new digital tools onto outdated equipment and processes will not cut it. There needs to be an integrated approach to updating physical and digital infrastructure in tandem, to keep up with growing and changing demands…
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Navigating Healthcare Compliance: How Eastern Data Provides IT Peace of Mind

For medical practices, data security and compliance are non-negotiable. Failing to properly secure protected health information (PHI) can lead to breaches, reputational damage, and severe financial penalties. Yet for small and often understaffed providers, managing complex privacy and security protocols is easier said than done. As technology becomes deeply intertwined with patient care through Electronic…
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The Three Questions Every Business Should Ask About Cybersecurity

Across sectors, cyberattacks are at an all-time high. Bad actors are becoming bolder and have more tools at their fingertips for quickly hacking into devices and networks than they’ve ever had—with generative AI, that’s only getting worse. It is essential that all businesses—no matter the sector, no matter the size—invest in tight cyber defense strategies.…
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Learn From Others’ Mistakes: Proactively Back Up Your Data

We have more data at our fingertips than ever before, and for businesses this is a double-edged sword. There is an incredible range of information to analyze and parse, but losing that information can be catastrophic. An alarming number of companies do not adequately back up their data and lack a clear disaster recovery plan.…
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Safeguard Your Digital Life: Creating Secure Passwords

The Risks of Weak Passwords:Weak passwords pose a significant risk to your cybersecurity. Cybercriminals often rely on automated tools to launch brute force attacks or use stolen passwords obtained from data breaches. Weak passwords can be easily guessed or cracked, leaving you vulnerable to unauthorized access. This can lead to identity theft, unauthorized account access,…
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