Amid the hustle and bustle of your personal and professional activities, in the day-to-day handling of all the hiccups, the “health” of your infrastructures might sometimes take a backseat. Yet, it should be among your priorities. Otherwise, it could cost you dearly…
Those who create viruses, ransomware, and other malicious programs never take a break. Unfortunately, never.
When businesses fall victim to ransomware attacks, their operations come to a standstill. When data is encrypted, accessing it becomes nearly impossible.
The potential implications are numerous. No access to computers. No access to email or the intranet. No way to communicate with clients or suppliers, even just to inform them that you’re currently experiencing technical difficulties beyond your control. No access to the internal server. No electronic access to the building. No access to computer-controlled machinery…
Option A (not recommended): Pay the ransom demand, without any guarantee of data recovery, effectively “financing” the operations of those who profit dishonestly.
Option B: Start EVERYTHING (or nearly everything) anew. Build a new infrastructure. Purchase new equipment. Pay consultants to try to recover as much data and access as possible. The bill quickly adds up…
Several protective measures can be implemented to safeguard yourself. However, relying solely on a free antivirus along with a firewall is not sufficient. You need a more advanced set of solutions for your IT network.
Additionally, it’s advisable to consider installing tools for monitoring access and activities. For a secure infrastructure, sometimes it’s even necessary to overhaul the entire environment.
When companies face the consequences of a ransomware attack, it becomes evident that the situation could have been avoided with a robust, secure infrastructure.
It’s a misconception to believe that only well-known large companies can be targeted. Smaller entities, including SMEs, are also potential victims. All the hackers need is to find THE vulnerability. The more fortified your infrastructure is, the harder it will be for them to gain access to your data.
Interested in learning more? Want to determine if you’re adequately protected? Contact us to help you update your IT security.