A ransomware attack can come from web browsing, emails, file downloads, streaming, or any other normal computer activity. The pathology of a ransomware infection is similar to any other infection. It infiltrates a body—in this case, your office electronics— and locks all of your data…leaving you with no way to access any of it. Demands are then issued for a payout in exchange for a key to unlock your data. The point of infection is usually (but not limited to) your internet connection, allowing ransomwares to be transmitted into your office.
If you think you’re too small to be a ransomware target, think again. The reality is hidden in the 95% of reported data breaches that never make the headlines. In fact, 95% of businesses that experience a breach are small companies! Cyber criminals are not particularly discriminating when it comes to choosing their target – size does not matter.
Having a reliable security solution in place is key in helping to stop ransomware. Anti- virus software isn’t enough as it only protects devices that you can install anti-virus on. A security solution, however, will help to ensure that all points of entry for a ransomware infection are guarded, preventing the infection from entering the office network environment. Henry Schein is now offering a low cost, enterprise-grade IT security solution that protects your IT environment 24/7, 365 days a year.
Sometimes, things don’t always go as planned…which is why you always have a Plan B! Henry Schein is now offering a managed backup and disaster recovery solution that requires no intervention from the user. Selected files are automatically backed up both on-site and off-site to a Canadian-based cloud. Additionally, a storage engineer monitors the entire process, ensuring risk-free data recovery at a chance of any disaster.