When your business is suffering from a ransomware attack, your first priority is securing your network infrastructure. Only then can you focus on getting your business back online and serving customers.
Ransomware attacks are surging as we move into 2020, with Trend Micro showing a 77% increase in these malicious software attacks in the first half of 2019 alone. While WannaCry is still the most prevalent form of ransomware, there are hundreds if not thousands of variants being introduced into the cybersecurity ecosystem on an annual basis. Each of these malware variants may or may not have a public decryption key — meaning it may be impossible for you to decrypt your files without paying the ransom. Ransomware removal is becoming an increasingly important way to help companies regain access to their business systems and data, but it can be a challenging and painful process if you’re not well-versed in the steps required to restore your operations to full working order.
Running a business is challenging, especially when you’re struggling with operational slowdowns along with your technical difficulties. Since ransomware tends to impact not only your network infrastructure but can also negatively impact your order entry, customer service, website and database it’s challenging to complete orders and ensure that customers receive the correct products and services. Here are a few of the ways that your organization will benefit from rapid ransomware removal:
For each day that you’re without access to your business systems, you’re losing productivity and ultimately impacting your revenue. Even a few days without these critical systems could cause your business to spiral downhill, particularly in the case of service businesses such as attorneys, financial entities, retail facilities or healthcare practices.
There is a wealth of free or low-cost tools available that can help you start the process of removing ransomware from your systems. However, many companies find that these tools will only take them a portion of the way towards restoring operations and that the last few miles may be the most difficult portion of the ransomware recovery race. Getting the right support for your cybersecurity incident in Ottawa, Kingston and throughout Eastern Ontario starts with finding a dedicated IT services provider that specializes in ransomware removal. The professionals at Fuelled Networks have been providing exceptionally responsive service throughout the region since 1982 for organizations of all sizes. Contact our team at 613-828-1280 or chat online with our friendly and knowledgeable service personnel anytime to schedule your free initial security consultation or to get immediate assistance with ransomware recovery.
Published On: 7th January 2020 by Ernie Sherman.