Your business relies on data to succeed, which means that your organization should have some sort of security measures put into place to protect your data. This year is thought to be the year of ransomware, so it stands to reason that your business should prepare to deal with it. One of the best ways to deal with ransomware is to make sure that your company has a bulletproof plan to restore data affected by the malware.
Perhaps one of the most brutal threats, ransomware encrypts the files found on a device so that they’re inaccessible by the user unless they have possession of a secret key. The hacker often demands payment for the files to be decrypted. Thanks to the notorious Petya, WannaCry, and Cryptolocker attacks, more variants are likely to come.
Ransomware will continue to increase in popularity throughout the rest of 2018. One of the key focal points for ransomware is its low barrier to entry. 2017 saw readily available ransomware kits that allowed anyone to implement ransomware without knowing the technical details behind it. There were even ransomware-for-hire services offered to those who wanted to use it without going all-in on the campaign themselves. Either way, the end result was to make ransomware more accessible for those who wanted to take advantage of it. It’s not beyond the realm of possibility that ransomware will use more advanced technologies in the future, as well. Artificial intelligence and machine learning could potentially allow for more effective means of ransomware distribution, which could become a bigger problem down the line.
The best way to prevent unexpected troubles like malware attacks, natural disasters, data breaches, or hardware failures is to implement a data backup and disaster recovery solution with Quikteks Tech Support. We’ll provide a solution that will regularly update backups on a schedule that meets your needs.
To learn more or to schedule a free network consultation, reach out to us at (973) 882-4644.