With the internet now an indispensable aspect of the lives of most people, cybersecurity can no longer be considered an afterthought. On a daily basis, people conduct financial transactions as well as exchange their private information over the internet. This trove of data exchanged has become a target for cybercriminals who devote their time and resources devising ways to access and exploit sensitive data. With recent reports revealing that the average cost of a cyber attack is over $1 million, it is essential to make sure that your business is fully protected from any form of cyber threat.
Ransomware is already a $1B cyber-crime industry and is projected to grow even more, partially due to its emerging tactic, called “Popcorn Time”.
What would you do if your business was under attack by malicious software? It’s a question that several CIOs and IT leaders lose sleep over. Each day, there are more and more companies being affected by the invisible threat that is Ransomware, a malicious software that blocks access to your entire computer system until a ransom is paid. Clicking an infected email link, downloading a malicious file, and other seemingly routine tasks can be the beginning of an expensive gridlock. For some companies, the cost of paying the ransom alone is enough to bankrupt them; and In some cases, businesses that have given in to paying the ransom still do not get their files back.