Who’s At Risk?

There is a ransomware risk for any company or organization that depends on daily access to critical data. It is especially crucial if the organization cannot afford to lose access to data at any time for any prolonged period. The time needed to respond to ransomware is critical, as it could mean a severe loss of business function and ultimately financial loss.  Organizations with data critical processes such as; banks, hospitals, police departments, and airlines and airports should all be on guard for ransomware threats. Larger entities like governments and utility companies are high risk targets that could be targeted by ransomware as well.

Your business does not need to be a large corporation or government entity to be the target of a ransomware attack. That is why it is important that you understand how ransomware works and the risks involved. I you or your company operate any type of device connected a network it could be at risk. That includes mobile devices.

There are very basic steps you can take to help reduce your risk. There are many deeper level processes that our team can provide to increase the protection against potential attacks. Start with the following basics.

Ransomware Security Tips

  • Keep your antivirus software up to date
  • Do not click on a link in email unless you are certain you know where it’s from
  • Do not open attachments in email unless you know the sender AND have verified that they indeed sent you an attachment
  • Do not proceed to a site if¬†your browser throws up a warning about malicious content

If your machine is already infected, call us today at 602-691-0020.