According to research carried out by the Norton Cybersecurity Insight team, 34% of victims pay a ransom, but only 47% of these recover their files. Even backups are no longer sufficient, as many new hostage software programs, ransomware, now contain a ‘time bomb’ which first infects your backups unnoticed and only makes its presence known weeks or months later. Your ICT infrastructure is in danger, too. Cybercriminals can paralyze your company by sabotaging your infrastructure. Repairs can take hours or even days. Alternatively, crooks can launch cyber attacks on other companies from your infected devices.
So, what can you do about it? The GDPR rules are a good benchmark. Security solutions come in all shapes and sizes. More expensive, more complex solutions on site or cheaper, less complex solutions in the cloud. One first crucial step is to analyze your ICT infrastructure. Then you will know what you need to invest your security budget in. Do you have insufficient IT staff or does everything seem rather complicated to you? If so, external security specialists can offer a solution. They can detect attacks quickly. Including outside office hours, because hackers never sleep. And you deserve a good night’s rest.
Source: Cybercrime figures in 2017, Centre for Cybersecurity Belgium
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