November 19, 2018 11:45 pm
OK so by now I think you have gotten the idea, BACK UP YOUR DATA. McMaster Consulting takes this very serious, as you may have guessed. The average ransomware infection for a consumer is around $600.00, that is, IF the cyber-criminals honor the payment and actually give you the decryption key. If the ransomware infects a business it can be closer to $10,000.00 and a survey of CEO’s states that they would be willing to pay up to $50,000.00 to get their data back.
Here are some great tips (I will elaborate in further blog posts)
- Educate your staff about what o do and what not to do, what to open and what not to open.
- Have a SOLID backup plan, bot locally and offsite, not just data backups but server IMAGE backups
By Scott McMaster