Not a single day goes by that I do not hear about a small local business getting their crucial data hijacked or held ransom.
Ran*som*ware (Noun): A type of malicious software designed to block access to a computer system until a sum of money is paid.
In her article, Is Your Business Safe from CryptoLocker, Dr. Michelle P. Baca, Professional Services Manager at CIO Solutions, reminds us that ransomware is not something new. Similar data-hostage infections have been reported for several years now.
New variants of this now infamous infection are being discovered constantly. Each new outbreak takes advantage of newly discovered vulnerabilities in our computer programs. Meanwhile, innocent internet users like you and I are duped into opening a file we should not or visiting what we think is a website but is an infected executable.
Is your business susceptible to a ransomware attack? If you’re using computers, the answer is yes. Baca explains that the only viable business continuity solution must include a cloud-based component.
Get the facts straight! Check out this SlideShare on the ransomware epidemic (and how it impacts YOU) and learn how to protect your business from the growing hacking threat today.