What is Ransomware?
Ransomware has become a serious epidemic affecting businesses of all sizes. Protecting your data is more important than ever before as the number of ransomware attacks continues to rise on a daily basis.
Ransomware involves the use of hacking programs and malicious software to gain access to your network and encrypts your data, demanding money in order for the hackers to decrypt and regrant access to your data. Even if you pay the ransom, there is no guarantee you will regain access to your valuable data.
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 by ransomware. You may know someone that has been the victim of ransomware. Take for example, the municipalities in Simcoe County that were not adequately protected and became subject to ransomware attacks. They did not have the right plan in place to protect the data and operations of their organization.
The reality is that most businesses will be hit by ransomware at some point.