What do you think your data is worth? If you own a small business, your client database, accounting software, and inventory may be the most valuable part of your business. If you use your computer in a more personal way, your pictures, memories, and contacts are worth so much emotionally to you. When a ransomeware hits you have to decide the value of your data: is it worth saving and what is the cost of the attack?
Ransomware attacks cost anywhere from $150.00-$600.00 to get your files released...IF the cyber crooks actually gives you the decryption key. Even if you pay the ransom or restore your data from an uninfected backup there is the downtime involved in restoring all of that data.
Be sure to keep your system up to date. Many attacks are the result of older or unsecured versions of Windows or Mac OSX. We can help you update automatically.
If you run a business, only a few of your staff probably require full administrator access to your network. Lock-down your employee computers so they don't accidentally click on something they shouldn't or install malware by mistake. Make sure your employees are properly educated about cyber safety as there are so many malicious links that they have become very hard to spot.
Be sure to have a good back up plan. When ransomeware hits a connected backup it is an infected backup. The only safe backups will be the ones that are physically and electronically disconnected. We can set you up with a backup system that will make a necessary recovery easy.
The best way to avoid the costs of a ransomware attack is to stop it before it happens! Our managed services can help protect you from the next cyber-attack. Contact us if you would like to know more.