Ransomware Protection

Prepare yourself for one of 2018’s biggest cybersecurity threats.

Keep Your Data, Employees & Reputation Safe

First identified on Friday, May 12, 2017, WannaCry – a ransomware attack that targeted vulnerabilities in the Windows operating system – startled companies and IT security professionals worldwide. It spread with astonishing efficiency, infecting more than 300,000 computers in 150 countries, including the United States. While a computer researcher developed an effective kill switch for the initial WannaCry attack, hackers have already developed more dangerous versions.

Free Risk Consultation

Meet with one of our IT experts to discuss your current security level and identify any potential vulnerabilities.

  • Security Governance – Current security controls, policies and procedures
  • Infrastructure Security – Evaluation of current technology
  • Data Security (Data at rest, in transit, loss prevention)
  • Compliance – Regulatory and Industry
  • Security awareness
  • Visibility and management

How can you protect yourself against WannaCry and future Ransomware threats?

How does Ransomware work?

Once a PC is infected, Ransomware like WannaCry locks up files on your computer so you can’t access them. WannaCry then generates a pop-up window with instructions on how to pay a ransom of $300 in Bitcoin. The pop-up also features two countdown clocks: one showing a three-day deadline before the ransom price doubles to $600, and another showing when you will lose your data forever.

Not “if,” but “when”

Security company Symantec says that ransomware attacks increased by more than 33% in 2016*. To help local businesses increase protection from this and future threats, we offer a free risk consultation.

Preventing ransomware infection

  • Back up your computer and store the data in the cloud or on a drive not connected to your computer
  • Use a trusted, robust antivirus software solution
  • Keep all the software on your computer up to date
  • Have a pop-up blocker running on your web browser
  • Never open attachments in emails from someone you don’t know
  • Educate employees on identifying malicious links and emails that may contain malware

If you believe you’re the victim of ransomware

  • Do not pay the ransom
  • Disconnect your machine immediately from the Internet and/or network connections
  • Immediately contact your IT department or a reputable IT services company for assistance
  • Contact local law enforcement and provide as much information as possible

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