Question: What is the Single Biggest Threat to Your Business?
While many business owners will answer this question with industry specific issues, those of us at Omnimaven believe there is a single generic answer to this question. We believe this because we keep abreast of the latest alarming developments in Ransomware. It affects businesses across the spectrum, big and small.
Ransomware disrupted and, in some cases, took out many businesses in 2017. The situation is getting worse, rather than better. Two thousand and eighteen promises to be even more challenging when it comes to cyber security.
Ransomware is a major threat as cyber criminals around the world are looking to cash in on your data by encrypting your files. These hackers then demand payment in order to decrypt your data and release it back to you. Paying will not necessarily lead to the recovery of your data. What is worse, your returned data could carry an even more sophisticated malware that will allow the perpetrators to continue to monitor and steal your data.
Small businesses are particularly vulnerable to attacks, as they tend to have a piecemeal security plan. Their small or off-site IT team tends to be more reactive than proactive. They tend to rely on outdated technology due to budget constraints. That is what makes them so vulnerable. Ransomware is constantly evolving with new variants popping up at a rapid pace.
Security software is essential, yet should not be your sole strategy. You need a plan. Check out last month’s blog to find out how to protect your business from cyber criminals – ‘3 Ways Businesses Can Protect Themselves from Ransomware’
Is your business susceptible to a ransomware attack?
Only if you are using computers!
Get the facts straight, Check out this video on the ransomware epidemic and how it can impact you. Learn how to protect your business today.
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All Industries Are At-Risk of Becoming a Victim of Ransomware:
- professional services
- Real Estate, Government
- Retail/Consumer Products
- Non-Profit, Travel/Transportation
- Media Entertainment
Security & Backup
Businesses can’t afford to lose files and data, that is why Omnimaven offer full on/off site backups in order to secure your data. One can never predict when a virus, natural disaster, fire or water damage might affect your data. Rest assured your data will be secure on our remote servers.