Picture this: You walk into work on a Monday, and everyone is standing around. No one can access the servers, including confidential client information. Business is at a standstill because someone has hacked into your network. To prevent this from happening at your business, consider ransomware protection.
Ransomware attacks are increasingly happening to smaller businesses, even personal computers. Hackers aren’t just going after large organizations like hospitals, oil companies, and big box stores; anyone is fair game for them now. It’s a bit scary but PCC can support your business and protect networks and servers from being compromised.
How Ransomware Protection Can Save Your Business
The Identity Theft Research Center reported a 17% increase in the number of data breaches from 2020 to 2021. Because of how the numbers are reported, this may even be a larger percentage. The cost of a data breach is an average of over $4 million, according to IBM, with others reporting even higher costs. What does this mean for your business? It means it’s time to consider ransomware protection that can save your business.
- Educate employees. Human error is responsible for as many as 95% of all successful cyberattacks. This is due to employees not being educated about email phishing scams, updating operating systems, and upgrading hardware. Training your team is part of what we do when we implement a ransomware protection plan.
- Install firewall protection. Protect files and emails from hackers when a firewall is installed and updated.
- Monitor internet usage. It’s not that you don’t trust your employees, it’s that certain websites pose more of a threat to security than others. The more we can monitor internet usage, the more protected your business is.
Ultimately, we want to protect business data and keep systems updated and secure. Our team constantly monitors the network, prevents breaches, and keeps technology working. We don’t want the Monday scenario described above to be your business.
If you’re wondering if ransomware protection is worth the investment, consider that even when a ransom is paid to release your business information back to your control after an attack, there can be information missing that you can never recover. Not only that but data can be copied and sold to anyone around the globe. Why not act ahead of the hackers and protect your business today? PCC is here to help. Contact us today to learn more.