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 63640 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

35128 comments

  • Comment Link adana haberler Sunday, 26 January 2020 22:08 posted by adana haberler

    Only wanna tell that this is extremely helpful, Thanks for taking your time to write this.

  • Comment Link Joel Sunday, 26 January 2020 21:39 posted by Joel

    Hello I am so thrilled I found your weblog, I really found you by error,
    while I was searching on Digg for something else, Anyways I am here now and would just like to
    say thanks for a fantastic post and a all
    round enjoyable blog (I also love the theme/design), I don't have time
    to browse it all at the minute but I have bookmarked
    it and also included your RSS feeds, so when I have time
    I will be back to read much more, Please do keep up the
    awesome work.

  • Comment Link adana haberler Sunday, 26 January 2020 21:19 posted by adana haberler

    Your positions continually have got a lot of really up to date info. Where do you come up with this? Just saying you are very resourceful. Thanks again

  • Comment Link haber Sunday, 26 January 2020 21:14 posted by haber

    Amazing blog layout here. Was it hard creating a nice looking website like this?

  • Comment Link viagra Sunday, 26 January 2020 21:13 posted by viagra

    currently table viagra quickly fear viagra extremely economics viagra for sale away pick [url=http://viacheapusa.com/#]cheap viagra
    usa without prescription[/url] basically interview viagra
    fully air http://viacheapusa.com/

  • Comment Link Jermaine Sunday, 26 January 2020 20:40 posted by Jermaine

    Hi, I do believe this is an excellent site. I stumbledupon it
    ;) I will revisit once again since i have book-marked it.
    Money and freedom is the greatest way to change, may you be rich and continue to guide
    other people.

  • Comment Link laveinc Sunday, 26 January 2020 20:34 posted by laveinc

    nike kd tery 6 blanc rouge chaussures nike air pegasus pour bon march茅 cheap black and pink nike air max sequent air jordan 9 retro white blue nike tiempo legend viii tf jaune bleu chaussures womens air jordan 9 retro blue yellow shoes for cheap

  • Comment Link seteliasc Sunday, 26 January 2020 20:33 posted by seteliasc

    custom new era fitted hats online near me billig mens chicago cubs 17 kris bryant home white 2015 mlb cool base jersey free flyknit 5.0 cheap black and green shoes nike tiempo ligera iv pour bon march茅 mercurial proximo ii cheap all green shoes billig jordan 3 black and green for cheap billig

  • Comment Link empiredr Sunday, 26 January 2020 20:33 posted by empiredr

    custom new era fitted hats online near me billig mens chicago cubs 17 kris bryant home white 2015 mlb cool base jersey free flyknit 5.0 cheap black and green shoes nike tiempo ligera iv pour bon march茅 mercurial proximo ii cheap all green shoes billig jordan 3 black and green for cheap billig

  • Comment Link seclogics Sunday, 26 January 2020 20:33 posted by seclogics

    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

Leave a comment

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