Is Your Business a Sitting Duck for Ransomware?
Ransomware is malicious software, typically spread by email, that infects a computer and then encrypts or locks down your data so it is no longer accessible. Unless you pay the ransom demand to have your files unlocked, within a time limit, your files will remain locked or be destroyed. Even paying the ransom doesn’t guarantee the hackers will make your data available again.
Ransomware has become one of the biggest security threats businesses face, no matter the size of the organization. Both the U.S. and Canada recently issued a cyber alert warning people, businesses and government agencies about the alarming increase in attacks from software such as Locky and Cerber.
Cyber thieves made $18 million from ransomware payments between April 2014 and June 2015.
So what can organizations do to protect themselves? Both technology and employee education is needed:
Interested in a review of your network security, or assistance implementing any of the above suggestions? Give BSC Solutions Group a call and we’ll be glad to help.
June 21, 2016 7:28:24 PM