Averting Malware, Ransomware and Cyber Attacks: Get Smart Before They Get You
Close Encounters of the Worst Kind
Symantec discovered more than 430 million new unique pieces of malware in 2015, up 36 percent from the year before. Perhaps what is most remarkable is that these numbers no longer surprise us.
As our “real” and online lives become indistinguishable from each other, cybercrime has become a part of our daily experiences. Attacks against businesses hit the headlines with such regularity that we’ve become numb to the sheer volume and acceleration of cyber threats. Nearly every week brings a new headline spelling out the details of a new, ultra-sophisticated, impossible-to-detect type of cyber security attack.
According to the Business Continuity Institute, the #1 threat for most businesses in 2016 is cybercrime.
So, how does a small business avoid cyber-attacks like Malware, Ransomware and other cyber infections?
The sad truth: you cannot identify a cyber-crime until it is underway and these attacks are virtually impossible to prevent. Yikes. But there are signs and patterns that will alert you to an attack and best practices to that will help you avert the dangers that threaten your data.
How does it work?