Ransomware can no longer be ignored. The malicious attack that locks users out of their device and data is becoming more and more common each year. Datto the business continuity provider for Managed Service Providers (MSP’s) has released their State of the Channel Ransomware Report. For the report, they spoke to over 1700 MSP’s which between them serve over 100,000 small to medium-sized businesses (SMB’s). The report covers the year from Q2 2016 to Q2 2017. You can download the full report from Datto here.
How many clients have experienced a recent ransomware attack?
How much was the average ransom request?
What does all this mean for you?
Ransomware attacks are now rife. If you don’t take steps to properly protect your business, then you’ll likely suffer business disruption and possible data loss. Take a moment to think about what that could mean for your business and what the negative impact could be.
First and foremost, you need to make sure you have a good disaster recovery capability. Once you’ve deployed and tested this, begin with implementing a layered defence against ransomware and other cyber attacks; user awareness training is a critical component of this, together with technical measures such as firewalls, anti-virus software, email security filters, and system patching.
Get in touch to arrange a review of your current protection against ransomware and other cyber threats. Don’t leave it until it’s too late.