Ransomware is running rampant in the news. It isn’t just some scare tactic to get you to buy more papers or watch more clips. In this particular case, I don’t think they are reporting on it enough or making the public aware of how much of an issue it really is. Ransomware is here and it isn’t going away anytime soon.
If you didn’t read it yet, you might want to look at my last post about ransomware.
Backups! Backups! Backups!
Maybe we aren’t saying it enough. Backing up your data, pictures, and documents is a very important step in protecting yourself from ransomware. It may not have helped these hospitals in the news but it WILL help your small business. We have helped a number of businesses recover and thankfully they had a backup system in place.
- Have more than one backup
- Check your backup reports frequently
- Make sure you verify the data in the backup to make sure there are not any issues
If you would rather DIY, a general rule of thumb is to have one off-site and one on-site backup. There are a number of online backup services and external backup drives are relatively inexpensive. If you have more than one machine, this process can get compilated and expensive quickly. We can help you figure out the best way and save you some money in the process.
Contact us to setup your backup system and monitoring services so that you know that you are always protected.