Ransomware is increasingly becoming a greater threat to computer networks. What is ransomware? Ransomware is a type of malware/virus that encrypts your data and renders it unusable unless you pay a ransom. If you pay the ransom, the attacker will usually supply the decryption key for you to re-convert your data backup into a usable. However, this is not the best option because the ransoms can be costly and create an incentive for future cyber attacks.
What is the best way to protect your network?
Robust Backup Solution!
Your backup solution should allow for multiple versions of your data. For example, if you need to retrieve data from a prior week, it should allow you to restore to a specific point in time. Do not fall prey to ransomware attacks by too simple of a backup strategy. Additionally, your network should employ best practices such as antivirus protection on servers and workstation as well as virus scanning on the Internet gateway devices. A professional IT consultant can evaluate your business needs and IT risks to craft a backup and recovery solution that protects your data and system integrity.
Contact Complete Network Management (CNM) for a free proposal on your backup and recovery solution.