Ransomware attacks are continuing to rise with recent research showing an increase of 413% in attacks in just one year*. The impact on business is being felt as a major business threat, not just as an IT headache.

The criminals who create the ransomware campaigns are developing more sophisticated attack methods and in some cases, it is used as a diversion; to keep IT staff occupied while the attacker covers their tracks and accomplishes other criminal objectives such as data theft.

Once a ransomware attack takes place, the risk to the business of a serious data breach and reputational damage to your brand go up dramatically.

Every organisation needs to have an awareness of ransomware attacks and needs to have the systems and processes in place to handle an attack. Organisations that are well prepared for ransomware can greatly minimise the business impact of an attack and get the affected system recovered and operational quickly.

They typically want you to pay through Bitcoin and there is no guarantee that they will release the data or not look for more money.

Our services can help you prevent these type of attacks including Cyber Security Training for your staff as well as monitoring and alerting for these type of attacks through our Security Incident Event Management (SIEM) service.

See our MSOC+ Service for 24/7 cyber security monitoring.