Pumpkins, Phantoms, and Securing Your Business

While most people will be dressing up as witches, Klingons, or characters from The Shining this Halloween, (I will be going as Prince Charming one night and Harry Potter the next) but for the purposes of this story, I’ve opted for a costume that’s truly terrifying – a ransomware attack.

You might find that choice unusual, but when you consider the havoc ransomware can wreak on your business, it’s undoubtedly one of the scariest things you can encounter.

Here are some spine-chilling statistics:

🧨 43% of cyber attacks specifically target small businesses.
🧨 There were an estimated 236.1 million ransomware attacks just last year.
🧨 Ransomware attacks occur every 2 seconds.

“If you think that’s scary, Captain, try watching The Exorcist alone in the dark.”

Big claw reaching out trying to take Harvey the boxer dog and his IT equipment.
Captain Christian red alert!

But if those stats aren’t enough to make you uneasy, brace yourself for the fact that 71% of businesses worldwide fall victim to ransomware attacks each year.

In most cases, a cybercriminal clandestinely installs software on your computer, disrupting your systems and encrypting your data. To regain access to your systems, which can take days or even weeks, the cybercriminal demands a ransom payment in exchange for the decryption key.

Even if you have cybersecurity insurance, dealing with this situation is a true nightmare, making The Exorcist seem as mild as a Disney movie.

“So, who are you gonna call?”

To prevent any bumps in the night, our team constantly monitors your systems, swiftly detecting any suspicious activity. If something appears amiss and doesn’t seem right (apologies for the pun), we’ll isolate your computer, making it appear offline to the cybercriminal. This provides us with the time needed to remove any malicious software, cleanse your system, and restore operations.

If you’re interested in learning more about our ransomware protection packages, please contact us today at 01903 25 99 23 and for a brief intro, watch this video.

Until next time. 🎃

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