Ransomware costs are on the rise, with over a billion dollars being paid every year by unsuspecting people who are willing to pay hundreds, or even thousands of dollars to recover vital files. If you aren’t aware of what dangers ransomware pose, imagine that suddenly ALL your files (contracts, proposals, everything) are no longer accessible: a criminal just encrypted your files through a malicious email or an infected website. Then they ask for a ransom to unencrypt your files, or in rare cases, unlock your computer. Even after paying hundreds of dollars, there is no guarantee you’ll get your files back.
But don’t let this scare you, because there is a way to protect your business. Yes, an antivirus can help, but many times it will not stop a ransomware attack. The only guaranteed way to protect your business is by having a good backup of your files. Backing up your files regularly not only protects you against a malware but also from a disk failure or an accidental deletion. And if you have an offsite copy of your backup you’ll be protected against catastrophic events like floods or fire.
If you already have a backup, ask yourself these critical questions:
- Is the backup running daily?
- Is there an offsite copy of the backup?
- Is my backup good?
- When was the last time I test it?
Simply put: a good backup can save your business, so if you don’t know the answer to these questions or just want to double check, fill the form to schedule a FREE BACKUP CONSULTATION.