It’s a pretty normal day. You just got to the office, checked in with your employees, there’s a certain hint of nervousness in the air, and it doesn’t take you long to find out why. 

You quickly realize what happened. You’ve been a victim of a cyber-attack. You were struck by ransomware! 

What does this mean? 

In case all of this was new to you or in case you just need a recap; Ransomware is a type of malware that can encrypt your files and hold them ransom until you pay a specific amount of money. Pretty straightforward. 

Ransomware has been on the rise in recent years, and it can be a huge headache for businesses.  

So, in the interest of keeping you informed and protected, we will discuss what ransomware is, how it can hurt your business, and a couple of tips to help you protect yourself from it. 

How does it happen? 

Ransomware attacks usually happen when an employee clicks on a malicious email attachment or visits a compromised website.  

Once the ransomware is on your system, it will start encrypting files. The attackers will then demand a ransom, typically in Bitcoin, to decrypt the files.  

Ransomware can be terribly costly for businesses; data loss, legal liabilities, or even completely shutting down your business’s operations. 

In some cases, businesses have had to pay millions of dollars in ransom to get their data back. That’s a crippling kick to your business’ revenue. 

But what can I do? 

There are a few things you can do to protect yourself from ransomware.  

First, make sure that you have a robust cyber security plan in place.  

This should include things like having up-to-date antivirus software and firewalls, training your employees on cyber security best practices, and having a plan for what to do in the event of a ransomware attack.  

Additionally, you should regularly back up your data so that you can restore it if you do fall victim to ransomware.  

Backing up your data saves a ton of money! 

That’s NOT all, folks! 

Ransomware is a serious threat to businesses, but you can protect yourself by being aware of the risks and taking steps to mitigate them.  

We know you have a lot of questions about not just ransomware but cyber security too, which is why our team at VOX is here to help.  

We will be teaming up with our friends at Consilien to host hosting a webinar “Aftermath: What Every CEO Must Know About Rebuilding AFTER Ransomware or Another Serious Cybersecurity Breach” To answer all your questions.  

This informative webinar will take place on Tuesday, Apr 05, 2022, at 11:00 AM PDT (US & Canada).  

You can book your seat here. 

So, set your clocks and save the date! 

Ransomware is a serious problem, and it’s only getting worse. Cybercriminals are constantly coming up with new ways to infect systems and hold data hostage.  

At VOX, we can help you develop a comprehensive cyber security strategy that will protect your business from ransomware and other threats.  

We offer a wide range of services, including antivirus protection, firewalls, employee training, and data backup.  

You can contact us today to learn more about how we can help you keep your business safe. Just drop by, leave your contact information here and we’ll take it from there. 

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