Ransomware attacks, are unfortunately, becoming a much more common threat for businesses. The attacks are becoming more and more advanced and the cost of attacks are getting ever more expensive. According to Sophos, the cost of ransomware attacks doubled in 2021, with some businesses having to pay over $1 million to get their data back. This monetary cost can be catastrophic for your business but the cost of downtime, recovery and rebuilding IT systems and the loss of income or clients can also have severe impacts for businesses.
So how do you protect your business against an attack?
Nimbus have invested heavily over the last few years in state-of-the-art Ransomware detection software to ensure that our clients systems are protected against a ransomware attack. The software is able to detect an attack, it can then isolate the affected machine from the network in order to avoid the encryption spreading further and it also disables the machine from the internet. Nimbus gets immediately alerted and we can then start to restore data from a previous back-up. The Ransomware detection tool allows Nimbus to respond rapidly and minimise the risk of downtime to your business.
The best way to mitigate against the threat of a ransomware attack is ensure that you are taking a proactive outlook on your cyber defence by implementing robust antivirus, computer software and operating systems are up to date, firewall rules are locked down but most importantly you have a tested backup of your data in place and keep those backups in the cloud or at another location if possible, use ransomware detection software in tandem with cyber security or IT specialists and make sure that your business has a recovery plan in place.
Ransomware attackers do not care what businesses and sectors they target. It is no longer a question of IF you will be hit but rather WHEN.
Speak to Nimbus about how we can help ensure that your business is protected.