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A Resilient Approach to Ransomware

“An infrastructure’s resiliency level has a direct connection to the economic impact of a disaster,” Ziv Kedem, Founder and Chief Executive Officer for Zerto, said in a recent Forbes article. With organizations closing physical locations due to COVID-19 and many employees now working from home, wireless connectivity and data center operations are even more critical […]

How to Recover from Ransomware

Ransomware cyberattacks are everywhere in the news: In Taiwan, major gas stations were unable to process payments. Increasingly targeted during the current pandemic, hospitals and medical facilities have been forced to turn away patients. Banks were unable to make foreign currency conversions. Dozens of city governments have been crippled. Many small businesses have been forced […]

Cyber Resilience: It’s Time to Attack Your Ransomware Recovery Strategy

Ransomware…Not If, but When Ransomware attacks have been slowly escalating for years, as hostage-takers have used malicious code to wreak havoc on private individuals and businesses alike. When it hits your business, vital data gets encrypted and recovering from the attack could cost millions in reputation and lost revenue. So, just how prevalent these have […]

Cyber Resilience: Keep Your Business from Being Held Hostage by Ransomware

Not If, but When The threat of ransomware attacks is nothing new: for years, these hostage-takers have been wreaking havoc on large and small businesses alike, encrypting vital data and costing millions in recovery and lost revenue. What may surprise you, however, is just how prevalent these attacks have become. In 2019, a survey of […]

If you think it can’t happen to you, think again. Don’t get held for ransom.

With the proliferation of data-driven digital business growing at an exponential pace, so is the pace of cyber security threats and attacks, such as ransomware. In fact, according to Cybersecurity Ventures, the global cost of ransomware is predicted to reach $11.5 billion in 2019. Cyberattacks can cost a company $1.4 Million on average in recovery […]

The WannaCry Attack One Year On – Why Resilience Should Reign

On Friday 12 May 2017 the global WannaCry ransomware attack affected more than 200,000 computers in at least 100 countries. In the UK, the attack affected the NHS in particular, although it was not the direct target. One year on, the UK government issued a report that looked into the fallout of the WannaCry attack, […]

Damage from NHS Ransomware Attack was Preventable

  In what could turn out to be the biggest, most impactful Ransomware attack to date, the BBC reported today that, “NHS services across England have been hit by IT failure, caused by a large-scale cyber-attack. GP surgeries and hospitals in London, Blackburn, Nottingham, Cumbria and Hertfordshire are among those whose computer systems have been […]

Ransomware: The New Billion Dollar Industry?

“Warning, your personal files on this computer are encrypted.”  If you have the misfortune of reading this message, you are likely one of the millions of individuals that have been attacked by ransomware. At this point, you have two options: you can either pay the hackers the ransom in order to (hopefully) restore your files, […]