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Beware Ransomware

If you think you aren’t at risk of a cyberattack -- because your business is too small or doesn’t have worthwhile data to steal -- think again.

Likewise, if your business is larger, with a dedicated IT department and has never fallen victim to an attack, also, think again, because the risk of a cyber-attack increases every day. 

Hackers know that the IT systems for small and medium-sized businesses typically have weak security and are easy to exploit. Small business in particular, tend to favor convenience over security.  Consider these statistics:

  • Almost half (49%) of Small Businesses report that a cyber breach would cost them $100,000 or more. 20% say that a breach would cost $1 million to $2.5 million, if all their data was lost, stolen or clients left them due to lost data.

  • An astonishing 60% of Small Businesses that are hit with cyberattacks never recover and end up closing down.

It’s almost certain that your business will  fall  victim to a cyberattack in one form or another.  It’s  not  a question of  if, it’s when. 

A recent attack on educational industry cloud computing provider, Blackboud, illustrates the fact that basic protection, such as a firewall, VPN and strong passwords are not enough to thwart an attack. In this instance, customer data was stolen and Blackbaud was forced to pay the criminals a ransom in exchange for "credible confirmation" that the stolen data was deleted.

We urge to you employ our Best Practices to Avoid Ransomware and Crypto Malware Attacks. 

Contact us and one of our technicians will walk you through the process. 

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