Ransomware can can put you out of business

What would happen if ALL your business’ computer files were simply GONE when you came in on Monday? Do you even know how that sort of thing can happen? The danger is real and can put you out of business if you’re not prepared.

Ransomware, or ransom viruses, have been around for years, but their level of sophistication has ramped up recently. In a nutshell, a hacker will scramble all the files on all the computers that he can see in your office and then demand a ransom in order to restore them. The bad news is that some variations are even able to delete backups and even if you pay there’s no guarantee that your files will come back. Not to mention that paying the ransom simply encourages more of this sort of attack! Some businesses have been forced to close their doors after such an event, simply being unable to recover their work.

Fortunately there are many steps that can be taken to protect your data. We are always staying on top of the latest developments in these types of attacks and the methods of thwarting them. Much of what you can do are the traditional “best practices” like a good backup program and good passwords, but there are plenty of times where these alone aren’t enough.

Call today too find out what you may be missing.

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