Tuesday, 13 March 2018 14:48

RANSOMWARE PART I

Written by
Rate this item
(0 votes)

 

The daily reports of cybercrime are important reminders about the need to protect your business from malicious behavior that could threaten the success of your business. There are so many different things that can attack your computer, steal your data, and wreck your day. One of the most troublesome has been the development of ransomware. (FYI. Ransomware isn’t actually all that new– some version has been around for decades)  Ransomware is a type of computer virus that takes your data hostage and like any kidnapping scheme, demands money for the release of your data.
Why is ransomware so nasty? Because it steals the most important thing your business possesses. Data. Worse, once infected there isn’t generally a way out. No one can “disinfect” your machine. You aren’t going to be able to call in IT support to solve the problem. Basically, you have three options.
  1. Pay the ransom. This payment is usually via credit card or bitcoin (a digital currency). Some ransomware viruses even provide help lines if you’re having trouble. Of course there are no guarantees your will get access to your data–these are thieves you’re dealing with.
  2. Don’t pay and lose your data – This has its obvious downsides, unless…
  3. You have a safe, clean backup. In that case, you are stuck with the nuisance of restoring your data with the backup, but you aren’t out any money. However, this comes with a caveat: your backups have to be clean. The problem with ransomware viruses is that just making backups may not be sufficient to protect your data, as the backups can be infected also. In the next blog, we will address your need to add an additional layer of protection to handle ransomware attacks.
Read 77092 times
Jordon Darling - CISSP

Jordon is the President/CEO of  HITECH. He is a business minded security professional who has a passion for people and small business.  Some of his certifications include: CISSP, CSSA, MCPS, MCNPS, MS, SA

42327 comments

  • Comment Link seteliasc Sunday, 01 March 2020 03:12 posted by seteliasc

    how to knit a flower for baby hat essay billig under armour curry chaussures bleu rouge chaussures nike kobe venomenon 6 all grey shoes uk billig nike phantom vision femmes noir little bleu chaussures adidas nemeziz 17+ on vente black and green fox racing hats melbourne billig

  • Comment Link lamuntee Sunday, 01 March 2020 03:12 posted by lamuntee

    nike raiders 15 michael crabtree black mens stitched nfl limited 2016 salute to service jersey billig mlb jerseys st louis cardinals 6 stan musial cream jerseys billig nike sb nano white billig nike air vapormax 97 femmes noir blanc vert chaussures nike lebron 3 or rose chaussures adidas ace 17.3 primemesh gris orange chaussures

  • Comment Link storicqa Sunday, 01 March 2020 03:12 posted by storicqa

    baltimore orioles 2 j.j. hardy 2013 all star blue jersey billig nike lebron soldier 12 jaune bleu chaussures nike shox gris orange chaussures adidas yeezy tout noir chaussures nike air max deluxe hommes blanc bleu rose chaussures adidas copa mundial gris noir chaussures

  • Comment Link fernyit Sunday, 01 March 2020 03:12 posted by fernyit

    air jordan 29 low red nike mercurial vapor jaune bleu chaussures nike phantom venom fg noir blanc vert chaussures red roddy white mens jersey nfl atlanta falcons 84 limited home jerseys billig nike kobe 9 elite low moonwalker quiz billig adidas x 18.1 ag rouge blanc chaussures

  • Comment Link pushtug Sunday, 01 March 2020 03:12 posted by pushtug

    baltimore orioles 2 j.j. hardy 2013 all star blue jersey billig nike lebron soldier 12 jaune bleu chaussures nike shox gris orange chaussures adidas yeezy tout noir chaussures nike air max deluxe hommes blanc bleu rose chaussures adidas copa mundial gris noir chaussures

  • Comment Link nesmapcs Sunday, 01 March 2020 03:12 posted by nesmapcs

    paul george nike shoes 2014 zero billig la angels of anaheim 29 rod carew 1982 white throwback jersey billig nike kobe venomenon 5 cheap white and green shoes air jordan 6 low australia femmes air jordan 10 gris orange chaussures nike zoom rise jaune bleu chaussures

  • Comment Link cialis satin al Sunday, 01 March 2020 03:11 posted by cialis satin al

    thank you admin

  • Comment Link Trarianox Sunday, 01 March 2020 02:49 posted by Trarianox

    viagra sale northern ireland liquid cialis viagra buy online ireland

  • Comment Link drug testing centers Sunday, 01 March 2020 02:29 posted by drug testing centers

    Hey there this is somewhat of off topic but I was wanting
    to know if blogs use WYSIWYG editors or if you have to manually code with HTML.
    I'm starting a blog soon but have no coding knowledge so
    I wanted to get guidance from someone with experience.

    Any help would be enormously appreciated!

  • Comment Link Trarianox Sunday, 01 March 2020 02:24 posted by Trarianox

    viagra women sale ireland best liquid cialis viagra sale edmonton

Leave a comment

Make sure you enter all the required information, indicated by an asterisk (*). HTML code is not allowed.