Got internet? You’re at risk!
A ransomware attack can come from web browsing, emails, file downloads, streaming, or any other normal computer activity. The pathology of a ransomware infection is similar to any other infection. It infiltrates a body—in this case, your office electronics— and locks all of your data…leaving you with no way to access any of it. Demands are then issued for a payout in exchange for a key to unlock your data. The point of infection is usually (but not limited to) your internet connection, allowing ransomwares to be transmitted into your office.
Too small to be a target? No!
If you think you’re too small to be a ransomware target, think again. The reality is hidden in the 95% of reported data breaches that never make the headlines. In fact, 95% of businesses that experience a breach are small companies! Cyber criminals are not particularly discriminating when it comes to choosing their target – size does not matter.
Invest in a Security Solution
Having a reliable security solution in place is key in helping to stop ransomware. Anti- virus software isn’t enough as it only protects devices that you can install anti-virus on. A security solution, however, will help to ensure that all points of entry for a ransomware infection are guarded, preventing the infection from entering the office network environment. Henry Schein is now offering a low cost, enterprise-grade IT security solution that protects your IT environment 24/7, 365 days a year.
Plan B: Backup Solution
Sometimes, things don’t always go as planned…which is why you always have a Plan B! Henry Schein is now offering a managed backup and disaster recovery solution that requires no intervention from the user. Selected files are automatically backed up both on-site and off-site to a Canadian-based cloud. Additionally, a storage engineer monitors the entire process, ensuring risk-free data recovery at a chance of any disaster.