Ransomware – Are you protected?

 

Ransomware has been a threat to organisations over the past few years.  Recently, the number of Ransomware attacks has been on the rise, with strands of Ransomware like Crytolocker, Locky, CrySIS impacting a significant number of businesses.  Hackers are developing more sophisticated phishing emails and infections are spreading through outdated applications, social media and brute force attacks.

 

Since June, we have been contacted by four businesses who have been infected by Ransomware.  In the worst instance, an organisation lost all their data and the fee to attempt to recover this data was approximately $5,000.

The good news is there are steps you can take to minimise the risk of Ransomware in your business:

·         Educate your staff to only open email attachments from known sources

·         Set complex passwords that contain a mix of letters, numbers and special character

·         Arrange for all data to be backed up offsite

Security and backup technology is available that will protect you from Ransomware attacks.  As part of our Managed Services offering, answers IT provides world-class anti-virus, anti-malware and firewall protection solutions which have successfully protected all our Managed Services clients from Ransomware attacks.

Answers IT deliver the best tools and systems to protect your business from Ransomware attacks and to ensure your business keeps running seamlessly.

To arrange an audit of your network security or to discuss Managed Services further, please contact us today.

 

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