Businesses face a lot of threats, but ransomware stands out amongst them all. It’s certainly one of the scariest threats out there, as it seems we need to include it every time we discuss cyberthreats. Unfortunately, we really do need to, for one simple reason.
Ransomware is one of those threats that doesn’t stop creating difficulties for the business it infects. Let’s walk through the steps that a ransomware attack typically takes, and how each of them winds up impacting the business.
With all said, outside of the infection, you could potentially do everything right as you deal with ransomware—from maintaining a backup, immediately implementing said backup, and prioritizing open communication with anyone who could have had their data impacted—and still wind up losing in some way.
So, while ransomware is a costly cyberattack to experience, it can also last a very long time. Your best course of action is to avoid it, preventing it however possible, and establishing the protections that will otherwise help you keep it away. The aforementioned backups, along with the user training that will help prevent successful phishing attacks and other means of infecting your business, can all make your business better prepared to make it through such an event.
We can help you implement all of these protections, as well as others to protect your business from the other threats it will face. Reach out at (630) 495-3830 to discuss your options with us.
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