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 9261 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

902 comments

  • Comment Link anal porno Tuesday, 22 January 2019 03:44 posted by anal porno

    I cannot thank you enough for the blog post.Really looking forward to read more. Awesome.

  • Comment Link Lenny Lemarie Monday, 21 January 2019 23:48 posted by Lenny Lemarie

    fantástico submeta, muito informative. Eu quero saber porque o outro specialists deste setor não observação isto. Você deva prosegue sua escrita. Eu sou certo, você tem um enorme dos leitores grandes já! |

  • Comment Link Marshall Byerley Monday, 21 January 2019 23:46 posted by Marshall Byerley

    GreatWonderfulFantasticMagnificentExcellent siteweb sitewebsite. A lot ofLots ofPlenty of usefulhelpful informationinfo here. I’mI am sending it to somea fewseveral palsbuddiesfriends ans alsoadditionally sharing in delicious. And of courseobviouslynaturallycertainly, thank youthanks for youron yourin yourto your effortsweat!

  • Comment Link Kennith Strode Monday, 21 January 2019 23:42 posted by Kennith Strode

    Everything is very open with a very clearclearprecisereally clear explanationdescriptionclarification of the issueschallenges. It was trulyreallydefinitely informative. Your website isYour site is very usefulvery helpfulextremely helpfuluseful. Thanks forThank you forMany thanks for sharing!

  • Comment Link Osvaldo Morrical Monday, 21 January 2019 23:36 posted by Osvaldo Morrical

    Hiya! Quick question that’s completely off topic. Do you know how too make your sitemobile friendly? My website looks weird when browsing from myiphone 4. I’mtrying to find a template oor plgin that might be able tto resolve this issue.If you have any recommendations, please share.Appreciate it!

  • Comment Link google porn videolari Monday, 21 January 2019 23:18 posted by google porn videolari

    Thank you for your blog article.Really looking forward to read more. Will read on…

  • Comment Link google fuck body Monday, 21 January 2019 22:59 posted by google fuck body

    I cannot thank you enough for the post.Really looking forward to read more. Cool.

  • Comment Link Katherina Monday, 21 January 2019 17:34 posted by Katherina

    Aw, this wɑs ɑan exxtremely gοod post. Ꭲaking
    a fеw minutes and actual effort to producfe а top notch article… bᥙt wһat can Ι ѕay… I procrastinate a lott and ⅾon't manage to get anything done.

  • Comment Link terorist google Monday, 21 January 2019 17:11 posted by terorist google

    I cannot thank you enough for the post.Really looking forward to read more. Cool.

  • Comment Link google Sunday, 20 January 2019 18:34 posted by google

    Thank you for your blog article.Really looking forward to read more. Will read on…

Leave a comment

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