Anyone with data stored on their computer or network is at risk of a ransomware attack.
This includes private citizens, government, law enforcement agencies, healthcare systems or other critical infrastructure entities. Ransomware is malicious software that hackers deploy on a computer to prevent users from accessing their computer or network until a ransom is paid. It can be spread through phishing emails or unknowingly clicking on on an infected website.
Recovery is often a difficult process that may require the services of a reputable data recovery specialist. It’s not always guaranteed that companies will recover their files after paying the ransom.
But you can recover from a Ransomware attack if companies have a strong backup and a plan to restore the framework. However, the best remedy is to prevent a ransomware attack by conducting a readiness assessment.
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Why do companies need a Ransomware Readiness Assessment?
The estimated losses caused due to ransomware attacks in Healthcare will be $25 billion.
45% of all ransomware attacks involve healthcare organizations.
There was a 79% overall increase in malware-targeted businesses in 2018.
25% of cyber insurance claims in 2017 were related to ransomware attacks (AIG, 2018).
A business will fall victim to a ransomware attack every 14 seconds by 2019, and every 11 seconds by 2021.
In 2018, more than 77% of the businesses affected by ransomware were using up-to-date protection.
How can we help you prevent Ransomware?
Policies, Procedures and Analysis of Controls
We can conduct a review of Security Policies & Procedures across domains such as Patch Management, Incident Response, Endpoint Protection, Permission & Privileges, Back-ups.
Employee Awareness and Protection
Companies often fall victim to ransomware because their employees lack security awareness. Cybersecurity awareness training will help your staff detect suspicious emails that may lead to an attack.
Endpoint Protection Services
Laptops, tablets, mobile phones and other wireless devices can become gateway to a ransomware attack. We can analyze the security on your devices to detect a ransomware infection.