Author: Terry Barton | Date published: 2nd August 2021
Over two-thirds (67%) of Australian organisations have suffered a ransomware attack over a 12 month period — 10 percentage points above the global average of 57%. (securitybrief.com.au, Nov 2020)
A back-up stacks-up! Protect your business network and data with an off-line back up.
Ransomware is an especially dangerous cyber threat that was discussed earlier in our cyber security blog series, you can read the full article here.
We know it can cripple organisations, as ransom demands often reach millions of dollars. On top of the ransom payment, businesses find themselves having to pay exorbitant amounts on the rebuilding of networks, implementation of additional IT security controls and data recovery all while absorbing the loss in productivity and revenue as a result of the entire exercise.
Businesses with effective backup protocols among their staff essentially remove the risk of paying the ransom. They can secure and retrieve important and sensitive information offline.
If you have had the misfortune of having had a cyber event you may have to format your computer. Some people even choose to trash the device and replace it with a new one. To be sure that you have can recover from the cyber event you will need to back-up all of your data.
Are you aware the Microsoft does not backup your mailboxes or SharePoint accounts? Because of this, it is important that you are your staff are aware of some ways to back-up devices and the important files and sensitive information that are on them.
There are some great backup services that perform “Cloud to Cloud” backups. These backup services are inexpensive and run completely transparently.
We’ve listed some for you so you can get started:
- Barracuda: https://www.barracuda.com
- Cohesity: https://www.cohesity.com
- Acronis: https://www.acronis.com
It is important to remember that these services are NOT set and forget. They need to be monitored and restoring of data needs to be rehearsed.
If you would like more information to protect yourself and your business from cyber threats and increase your cyber-security, get in touch with our team today.
Read the full article series on Mitigating Cyber Threats:
Keep your devices patched
Cyber threat management software
How do I deal with a suspect email, link or attachment?
It’s easier to hack the computer than the human
*Source: Securitybrief.com.au Nov 2020 report