Almost 6 million dollars paid in ransomware payments
Here is how to avoid falling into this cyber crime.
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So maybe you have a HIPAA Consultant making you fill out all kinds of spreadsheets and questioners and calling in a Security Audit. That’s cute. We are not saying HIPAA compliance is not necessary, but we are saying that you need to take action and implement the systems that will actually protect your business.
Here is something very important to know about ransomware. Your antivirus will not likely detect it. There are higher-quality products that will detect “bad behavior” but will not protect your files. You will get some alerts at best, but by the time you realize something is going on, your files will be encrypted for ransom.
When your files are encrypted by cybercriminals, they have the encryption key, meaning they are the only ones capable of decrypting your files. Once your files are held ransom, you can only do one of two things:
You can pay the ransom. I hope you don’t have to do this!
Restore files from a backup and risk losing data.
How can you protect your business from ransomware?
Well, I’m glad you asked. The quick answer is to make sure you have a proper backup plan and encrypt your files. If your files are attacked and leaked, you will be able to restore them, plus anything leaked will be useless to the attacker. User tools like Bit-locker and File-vault already built into your computer!
The best option is to use ransomware protection such as Sophos Intercept X to proactive block the attack and reverse any damage. This type of technology can detect the attack, protect files, and revert back to their original state if any damage has been done. This might sound like magic, but it is not. This is simply artificial intelligence working for you.
Ransomware has to be taken seriously. You can lose a lot and even end up losing your business to one of these attacks. Talk to a professional today, ask the right questions, and take action. We are here to help. If you have any questions or concerns about your business security, Simply give us a call. We are here to help!
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