A worrying survey of 500 UK businesses recently revealed that nearly half were brought to a standstill by a ransomware attack within the last 12 months.
Evidence suggests that, far from going away, this type of cyber crime is here to stay and experts expect the number of attacks to rise. In fact, in some countries ransomware is now seen by many organisations as the number one threat.
In a world where most companies rely heavily on 24/7 access to their IT systems, cutting corners when it comes to protecting them is just plain stupid!
But how do you make sure that your organisation doesn’t become the next victim?
The short answer is, you can’t.
However, you can reduce the threat significantly by keeping your systems up-to-date, making sure you have proper backups and developing a robust disaster recovery plan, should the worst come to the worst.
Whether stored on the premises, at home or in the cloud, every organisation should follow a few simple steps to ensure that their data is properly safeguarded:
All of the above may be a bit of a chore. But it’s a lot better than coming into the office one morning and finding a ransom note on your desktop instead of a picture of your nearest and dearest.
By using professional IT services like Lifelines iEEG Cloud Services, you are already taking a major step towards data security. Professional IT services make it their business to stay one step ahead of the cyber criminals and their specialist knowledge, dedicated resources and focus make them much more efficient and cost-effective than the in-house IT departments of many companies and institutions.
Lifelines iEEG Cloud Services provide high-end technical services when it comes to data protection, virus protection, updates, data backups and data availability. Our highly specialized team of system, network and security professionals regularly assess the vulnerability of the infrastructure in order to keep it as safe as possible.