Cybercrime is more rampant than ever. Companies are spending millions of dollars to hackers when they shouldn't have to. In this webinar, we will be discussing the various ways you can be proactive and protect your organization from security breaches. We were joined by our partners at DATTO who were available for questions after the webinar. Protecting yourself from costly ransomware attacks requires you to be proactive about your organization's IT security measures and that you have a plan and protocol in place to handle the worst-case scenario.

In this webinar we talked about a variety of things that have changed in the IT industry that leave companies vulnerable to attack. We discuss the many ways you can be proactive and protect yourself from the variety of threats that exist online. To create a summary of that we are:

The Anatomy of the Internet

The internet is like an iceberg (see the image for some reference) and although most of us only access the part that we can see, there is a vast amount of activity happening below the water. Although we may do our best to protect our information online, there are malicious forces that operate in the dark areas of the web who are looking to compromise your info. There any many ways that these “hackers” can access your info and you need to be aware of the areas they may be attacking. DATTO’s role in this fight is to provide your organization the tools they need to protect your entire IT infrastructure including all the individual devices. If you would like to learn more about the anatomy of the internet in more depth, feel free to request the webinar recording and slide deck here.

The Growing Landscape of IT Threats

IT is an ever-changing, ever-growing, industry. As new security tools pop up, so do new threats to those tools. On top of that, there is the general threat of “old-school” hacking in areas that have always been successful for hackers such as malicious emails. The second image here is an example of all the additional areas that hackers are learning to infiltrate. These include hacking collectives, malware developers, ransomware developers and more! If you are interested in hearing what our friends at DATTO had to say about this and how they are combatting it, request the webinar recording here.

The Escalating Cost of Ransomware

Ransomware is costly. If your organization becomes the victim of ransomware, you are looking at paying an arm and a leg to get out of the situation and free up your costly. If your organization becomes the victim of ransomware, you are looking at paying an arm and a leg to get out of the situation and free up your data. The cost of ransomware is rising year after year. In 2019, there was more than $750 million dollars paid for ransomware attacks. If you are interested in learning more about some of those specific attacks, please request the full webinar recording here.

Data protection is critical for business. A bad situation could leave you with a large ransom to pay, as well as difficulty getting insurance coverage for the future. If you have any concerns or questions about this, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our team. We are always happy to help!