Ransomware has steadily increased in the United States over the past couple of years. It’s basically a way for internet criminals to hold your servers, files, or computer hostage until you pay a predetermined price. And even when you do pay the ransom, you’re not guaranteed to receive all your files unharmed. It sounds like we’re talking about a real life hostage situation but with the rapid increase of the digital age, your organization needs to be prepared to fend off these online crooks.
The Federal Trade Commission recently hosted their Fall Technology Series, which featured the main topic of Ransomware. Edith Ramirez, Chairwomen of the FTC, advised all businesses to take precautionary measurements and invest in their IT infrastructure because the FTC might start holding businesses accountable for not fixing any vulnerabilities. Considering there was a 300% increase in daily ransomware attacks between 2015 and 2016, the FTC wants to make it clear that careless handling of data is a potential crime punishable by hefty fines.
So is your organization prepared for a ransomware attack? You’ve either completely fortified your IT infrastructure so you’re ready for anything, or you hopefully have the money set aside to pay your attackers to get all your data back. Either way it’s always good to be prepared for the unexpected, and that’s why your decision in entrusting the right IT team with your data is paramount.
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