WILL YOUR DATA BE HELD BY RANSOMWARE?
Ransomware is increasing at a tremendous rate and is projected to continue at an alarming pace. Do not fool yourself into thinking you are not a target. All systems, large and small are potential targets. Ransomware is often spread using a “shotgun” approach. If you are connected in anyway, even just for email or web browsing, you are a potential target!
Currently ransomware is one of the most prolific and damaging of cyber-attacks in the world. Cyber-criminals are very successful in attacking everyone from individuals, large corporations, hospitals and even government entities. Once infected a desktop or entire network is disabled due to file encryption. Some attacks even begin deleting files until a ransom has been paid. The longer you wait, the more damage is done. A ransom is required by the attacker to provide a key to unencrypt the files.
Can you survive a data calamity?
Data is among your company’s most valued assets. In fact, a recent FEMA report estimates that 40 to 60 percent of small to midsize businesses won’t survive a data calamity. A major event may never strike, but with the stakes so high, it’s best to be prepared.
Look for our blog next week when we talk about specific methods used to infect your data and how we can mitigate against an intrusion.
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