How to survive a ransomware world

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Ransomware is a type of malware that encrypts your data or locks you out of your computer, and demands a ransom for restoring your access. It is one of the most persistent and damaging cyber threats that can affect any organization, regardless of size, industry, or location. According to a recent report by Sophos11, 94% of organizations experienced a ransomware attack in the past year, and the average cost of recovery was $1.85 million.

Ransomware attacks can have devastating consequences for your business, such as:

  • Loss of data and productivity
  • Damage to reputation and customer trust
  • Legal and regulatory fines and penalties
  • Interruption of critical operations and services
  • Extortion and blackmail

To protect your business from ransomware, you need a comprehensive business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) solution that can ensure the availability, integrity, and security of your data and systems. A BCDR solution is designed to help you:

  • Backup your data regularly and securely
  • Restore your data quickly and reliably
  • Recover your systems and operations with minimal downtime
  • Prevent or mitigate the impact of ransomware attacks

However, not all BCDR solutions are created equal. Some may be too complex, expensive, or unreliable to meet your needs. That’s why you need a secure and cost-effective BCDR solution that can provide you with the following benefits:

  • Simplicity: A BCDR solution should be easy to deploy, manage, and use, without requiring extensive technical skills or resources. It should also integrate seamlessly with your existing infrastructure and applications, and provide you with a centralized dashboard for monitoring and reporting.
  • Security: A BCDR solution should have multiple layers of security to protect your data from unauthorized access, modification, or deletion. It should also have features such as encryption, two-factor authentication, immutable backups, ransomware scanning, and cloud deletion defense to prevent or detect ransomware attacks.
  • Flexibility: A BCDR solution should offer you the choice and control over how and where you backup and restore your data. It should also support multiple platforms, devices, and environments, such as physical servers, virtual machines, cloud services, and mobile devices.
  • Scalability: A BCDR solution should be able to grow with your business and handle increasing volumes of data and users. It should also be able to adapt to changing business needs and requirements, such as compliance regulations, service level agreements, or disaster scenarios.
  • Affordability: A BCDR solution should be cost-effective and provide you with a clear return on investment. It should also help you reduce the total cost of ownership (TCO) by eliminating the need for multiple solutions, hardware upgrades, software licenses, or maintenance fees.

Ransomware is a serious threat that can disrupt your business operations and cause significant losses. To protect your business from ransomware, you need a secure and cost-effective BCDR solution that can backup your data regularly and securely, restore your data quickly and reliably, recover your systems and operations with minimal downtime, and prevent or mitigate the impact of ransomware attacks. By choosing the right BCDR solution for your business, you can ensure the continuity of your business in any situation.

Interface Technologies has a number of BCDR solutions and plans that can fit any organizations cost requirements and size. Reach out to today to learn how we can ensure your business continuity.

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