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Back Up, Back Up, Back Up

By now we think you have gotten the idea—back up your data. At McMaster Consulting, we take this very seriously (as you may have guessed).

The average ransomware infection for a consumer ends up costing around $600—that is, if the cyber-criminals honor the payment and actually give you the decryption key so that you can recover your stolen data. When a ransomware attack hits a business, however, it can be closer to $10,000—and a recent (2018) survey of CEO’s states that they would be willing to pay up to $50,000 to get their data back.

Here are a couple of great tips (more to come soon) that will help you avoid a sudden ransomware-related catastrophe at your business:

  1. Educate your staff about what not to do, what to open and what not to open.
  2. Have a solid backup plan that includes both local and offsite copies, and not just data backups but server image backups.

We will revisit this topic often in the future, and remember—back up your data.

Contact us today to learn how McMaster Consulting can help you protect your bottom line from ransonware and other data loss events.