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19Aug

Three scary stats..

 
Are you afraid of ransomware? You have a good reason to be.
 
Ransomware occurs when a criminal gets access to your data, and then encrypts it. The data is still there, but you cannot read it or use it.
 
You then must pay a large ransom fee, most commonly in Bitcoin, to get your data back. It can devastate and even bankrupt a business all thanks to one click on one bad link.
 
Here are three scary stats that can show how bad ransomware has become:
  • Scary Stat #1: About 1 in 3,000 emails that get through filters contain malware. Think about how many emails you receive in a day; how long will it take for a dangerous email to reach your inbox?
  • Scary Stat #2: This year, a ransomware attack on a business can be carried out every 11 seconds. Of the businesses hit, many pay the ransom. However, many of them still may not get their data back.
  • Scary Stat #3: If your organization is hit with ransomware, it can lead to a long downtime period, as well as a high cost of cleaning your network and retrieving data.
It’s vital that you take this threat to your business seriously. Thanks to the pandemic, ransomware is on the rise, and if your business is unprepared, sooner or later you will lose data to an attack.
 
Always make sure:
  • You have the latest versions of security software and all updates installed
  • Your backup is working every day
  • Your people have been trained about the risks
Our team can help to keep your organization protected and help prevent ransomware from occurring. These are conversations that we will be having with our managed services clients. If you would like to start the conversation on how to prevent ransomware, give us a call at 716-373-4467 x 15, email info@databranch.com or fill out the form below!
 

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