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What Happens If You Wake Up Tomorrow, And Your Data Is Gone?

 

What would you do? Would you panic?  Would your vital information be lost forever?

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Wouldn’t you want to ensure that you would never have to worry about that happening in the first place? We are here to uncover potentially costly threats you are not even aware are there!

Just because you installed an anti-virus program and firewalls to keep your data secure against cyber crime – that is simply not enough today. In fact, with hackers evolving at a rapid rate and becoming more sophisticated than before – you simply can’t afford to leave security on the backburner.

With the growing rise of cyber-crime, ransomware, (the most famous one that we are all familiar with of course, being Cryptolocker), is the worst possible threat that business face today, as it encrypts all your vital information, then demands payment for the decryption key. But there are some steps you can take to ensure you don’t fall victim to this cyber-crime to ensure you save thousands of dollars and protect your livelihood.

Do you seek out new employees online through the use of job placement ads? Or do you or your employees attend webinars by speakers around the world? Are you taking the proper precautions and necessary steps to avoid the dangerous threats of cybercrime? If not, this something we can help you do. It’s important to stay proactive in the matters of technological security to keep you a step ahead of the game.

You’ve heard the saying ‘knowledge is power,’ and it is true when it comes to fending off threats such as ransomware. We have some simple and affordable steps for you to follow to avoid destructive ransomware, including that data-stealing virus known as Cryptolocker – that can easily cause over $10,000 in damages to your business.  They are:

  • Educate your team – keep your team constantly trained on the do’s and don ts when it comes to safely using the computer. Ensure they also stay up-to-date on the latest in security news and on any new threats to keep them well informed.
  • Always request files in PDF format – to help you avoid that lurking trap of bringing Cryptolocker into your network. Also, be sure you and your employees do not say yes to running macros when opens a word or excel document (infected with Cryptolocker), even if you do not know that it is. It is better to be safe than sorry.
  • Filter spam, malicious email, and websites – is an essential component to ensuring you do not fall victim to malware or viruses. An excellent product for this is the award-winning antivirus and security software known as Bitdefender. A powerful and fast solution that uses in-the-cloud scanning technology to arm your device with the very latest industry leading virus protection.
  • Don’t open suspicious email attachments – if you are not 100% certain of the sender, do not open suspicious email attachments, even if it is from someone you know, check the source. Don’t hesitate to call the sender and ask if they sent you something in the form of an attachment.

Are you ready to safeguard your data to ensure it’s protected against even the most destructive ransomware? Radius Executive IT Solutions provides managed IT services wherein we keep our clients prepared for the latest threats. Call (978) 528-0110 or email us at info@radiusits.com for more information.

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