Ransomware Protection For Your Business
Ransomware is a serious security threat that can lock you out of your own company files. They do this by putting a virtual lock on all your documents and photos which can only be unlocked with the key they sell back to you. No computer professional in the world can unlock these files without said key, leaving the victim with essentially two options. Pay the ransom or restore from a recent backup.
Top Three Steps to Prevent Ransomware Taking Control of Your Business
Data Backup and Business Continuity
In the event of a ransomware attack, it’s critical that you are able to recover any files that have been been encrypted without paying the ransom. This is to make sure you can continue to run your business while our team comes in and cleans up the infected systems.
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93% of all phishing emails contained encryption ransomware (source) so it’s critical that you upgrade your email security with a cloud based security suite. We use Exchange Online Protection which protects you from 100% of known viruses and 99% of spam.
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Endpoint Security (PC’s, Macs, Servers)
You may have heard recently that Antivirus is no longer stopping many of the modern threats of today. Thats why we have a security solution including a monitored anti-virus and anti-malware program.
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A small health clinic discovered that an unauthorised third party had gained remote access to as server that contained electronic medical records. The third party posted a message on the network stating that the information on the server had been encrypted and could only be accessed with a password that would be supplied if the insured made a “ransom” payment.
The clinic contacted law enforcement and working with law enforcement, determined that the payment ($2,500) should be made. Furthermore loss of business income amounted to $65,000 and IT forensic costs of $5,000 were paid.