The knowledge that your business has been impacted by ransomware can be terrifying, especially if you were not ready for this type of attack. Quick action can help reduce the negative impact on your business.
Ransomware is a big problem for companies around the world, but Canadian businesses are being hit particularly hard according to Datto. The cost of IT downtime related to ransomware is estimated at $180,000 per incident in 2019 — the highest in the world. This figure is up significantly from even the year before when companies reported ransomware downtime at less than $70,000 per incident. The global IT downtime costs associated with malware have risen dramatically in the past and are expected to continue to skyrocket in 2020 and beyond. It’s easier than ever for cybercriminals to gain access and wreak havoc within your systems, especially as the IT skills gap continues to expand. According to Fortinet’s VP for global training and technical field enablement, Rob Rashotte shared that “critical roles are going unfilled, and it’s expected that organizations across Canada will need to fill an estimated 8,000 additional cybersecurity positions by 2021.”
If your business has been hit by this type of attack, getting quick access to professional ransomware removal in Ottawa, ON may be the best path to regaining control of your technology infrastructure. Your IT services partner will be able to help walk you through the stages of ransomware removal and recovery:
IT downtime caused by ransomware can be a significant frustration for both customers and staff members — not to mention a significant drain on company resources.
If you are one of the small to mid-size companies that is fortunate enough to have a full-time cybersecurity professional on staff, you are quite fortunate! The majority of companies have assigned cybersecurity as a secondary responsibility to individuals within their technology teams, meaning either cybersecurity or their “day job” will suffer in the event of an attack. Important projects will slow down, and recovery from the attack may not be as complete or as rapid as you would like. Working with an external organization helps ensure that your cybersecurity strategy is taking advantage of best practices for your industry while reducing overall downtime and accelerating your return to full operational readiness.
The best protection against ransomware is creating an aggressive defense, protecting your organization against the dangers that lurk around every corner of the internet. If you find yourself in the unfortunate situation of needing ransomware removal in Ottawa, ON, contact the professionals at Fuelled Networks at 613-828-1280 or fill out our quick online form to schedule your free initial consultation. Fuelled Networks has been providing proactive IT services and support to companies in the National Capital Region since 1982 and our experts take pride in being the #1 IT company in Ottawa.
Published On: 15th January 2020 by Ernie Sherman.