Ransomware should not be taken lightly by any business. While mainstream news outlets report on the large corporations that are being held hostage, many small and medium businesses in our area are also being affected. You may know someone that has been the victim of ransomware. Consider the recent attacks on Wasaga Beach and Midland Townships. They did not have the right plan in place to protect the data and operations of their operations and became subject to ransomware attacks.
The reality is that most businesses will be hit by ransomware at some point.
While, there are ways to protect yourself and minimize the impact of such an attack on your business, it is important to note that there is no silver bullet to completely block the attacks. However, there are effective strategies to reduce the likelihood and ensure your business can survive the attack, without paying ransom.
Here are 3 key things you should have in place: