Do You Need Professional Ransomware Removal in Ottawa ON?

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.”

What are the Stages of Ransomware Removal and Recovery?

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:

  • Quickly identify the type of malware or ransomware that has infected your systems
  • Determine if there is a readily available unlock code
  • Attempt to regain access to company or computer systems
  • Ensure that the access point has been discovered and any security gaps addressed
  • Create or review user training schedule to reduce the possibility of new attacks
  • Remediate any issues with files or systems
  • Review current cybersecurity readiness and ensure that a proactive business continuity strategy is put into effect

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.

Finding the Best Ransomware Removal in Ottawa ON

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.

Ernie Sherman

I have a strong passion for helping Ottawa Businesses, Entrepreneurs and professionals to become more productive and successful while allowing them to feel at ease and secure when it comes to their Information Technology needs. As the President of Fuelled Networks since 1998, I specialize in providing no-nonsense flawless and prompt technical support to Ottawa businesses, with in-depth consulting on Fortinet, Microsoft, Microsoft Cloud Stack and security. I strive to help businesses to succeed and take great pride in building long-lasting positive relationships and taking on a strong leadership role within the Ottawa community.

Published On: 15th January 2020 by Ernie Sherman.