Weekly TEK Tip: THE GROWING THREAT OF RANSOMWARE

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to slow down, technology experts fear that the next major issue to affect our country will come from the digital world. Throughout the pandemic, ransomware attacks have increased 500% and don’t seem to be stopping anytime soon.

Ransomware attacks occur when a hacker installs software on a network that prevents the owner from accessing any of their devices or data. They essentially hold the business hostage as they demand a ransom payment.

To combat this, your business needs to put some cyber security practices in place to prevent ransomware attacks. This includes implementing offline backups and keeping your software up-to-date.

If you have not yet been a victim of a ransomware attack, the odds are that it is just a matter of time. And if you have already been breached, you’re not immune. When that day comes, it is essential that you know what to do to minimize the impact to you, your team, and your business. Here is a quick overview of steps to take to deal with an active ransomware attack here.

The way we work is changing, so we must be prepared for whatever happens next. Implementing these three steps will give you a starting point, but they aren’t the end point. Working with an experienced MSP to get the most out of your remote work approach is critical. Many businesses will not be returning to the traditional in-office model, so the more steps we take to secure our businesses and our remote teams, the better off we’ll all be.

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