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Ransomware Attacks Are Increasing

The growing availability of ready-made malware is creating opportunities for even inexperienced criminals to launch their own operations. Attacks are picking up as companies are targeted with ransomware impacting their networks.

Despite the advice of many cybersecurity experts to the contrary, instances in which organizations pay the ransom demanded have risen in recent years. However, paying this price doesn’t guarantee the recovery of stolen data.

Atlas VPN says the shrinking likelihood of recovering stolen information through paying a ransom means companies should focus on preventative methods to lower the likelihood of ransomware infiltrating security protocols and disrupting your business.

There is no such thing as perfect security. But, there are things you can do to protect your network: 1) install security and online backup software, 2) add multifactor authentication to make it harder for an attacker to break into an organization using a stolen or guessed username and password, and 3) verify that everyone is running the most up to date operating systems.

Rely on Premier IT for computer and network security. We welcome your call at 763.453.6800.

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