More then just Ransomware or Cyber-Attacks
Everyone these days are talking about ransomware and cyber-attacks and how to protect themselves and their organizations. Whenever you turn on the news there is always a lead story of the latest cyber-attack. This is really nothing new. Other countries have been trying to hack into our businesses for as long as the internet has been around.
Yes, this is a big issue, and it is only getting worse. Paying ransomware can cause you to lose a lot more than just the ransom you pay, as you can also lose your reputation because you are not able to meet contractual deadlines because of shutting down operations due to cyber-attack? It’s no longer a matter of if you will be hit by a cyber-attack it is a matter of when.
What can you and your business do in the short-term? Make sure your backups are running and test restoring them on a regular basis. Make sure the securing patches are up to-date on all your servers, routers, firewalls. Review and update your Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity plan. These are good steps, but they are only a Band-Aid on a symptom.
More than half (56%) of ransomware victims paid the ransom to restore access to their data last year, according to a global study of 15,000 consumers conducted by global security company Kaspersky. Yet for 17% of those, paying the ransom did not guarantee the return of stolen data.
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The world has changed drastically over the past few years, but one thing remains constant – cyber threats and ransomware are only going to get worse. With every new day comes a new attack vector, which means it’s more important than ever before that you invest in cybersecurity solutions now.
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