Ransomware, the great boogeyman of the Internet. It’s feared for good reason. A single misclick sets off a chain of events that can instantly vaporize mission critical data and disable entire networks of critical systems. Yet, the threat of malware is not new, the tools to deal with ransomware specifically have been around for a decade. Sadly, it's still the greatest threat to business interests on the Internet today. No longer is malware created by a joker in someone's basement. In contrast today organized criminal syndicates, and hostile governments own the stage.
How do you protect yourself?
Does your emergency plan work?
Are your backups themselves at risk?
How long will it take to restore service?
There are so many buzzwords floating around this topic, backup, disaster recovery, business continuity, instant restore. It's enough to give even veteran technologists a headache. Boil it down, and reality asserts itself. Bad things are going to happen. How do you deal with it?
It's a process not a product.
In the case of Ransomware, the only possible plan forward is a system backup, built into a disaster recovery plan, and part of a business continuity solution. Yuck, see what we did there? This is a process, not a product! Furthermore, one that must be custom tailored to meet the specific needs of your enterprise.
Digital security in everything you do.
On a construction site, safety is everyone’s responsibility. Similarly, digital security is no different in the office! Owners, managers, and employees must be involved, and properly trained to work in concert with technical assets to spot issues quickly or avoid them entirely. As a result, your business gains the ability to deal with just about every possible technical threat. Impossible I hear you say? No! When you've built a time machine that can take everything back to just before the disaster has struck you can fix anything! But for this to work, you must be ready before the lightning strikes. Let us show you how.