Ransomware and SMBs

71% of ransomware attacks target small-to-medium sized businesses.

Average ransom demand: $116,324

How would this affect your business?

So… what is ransomware?

Ransomware is a form of malware that encrypts a victim’s files.

At the end of the process, the files cannot be decrypted without a mathematical key known only by the attacker.

The attacker then demands a ransom to release access to this data back to the victim.

And why are SMBs targeted?

Typically, these companies spend much less on securing their computing systems and information than larger firms.

This makes it easier for malicious actors to compromise their systems.

Attackers will also use extortion campaigns, duping victims to download ransomware malware or droppers that will infect the compromised machine with ransomware.

The top three vertical markets that are targeted include: healthcare, professional services, and financial institutions.

Got it. But how does PremierePC mitigate these risks?

PremierePC handles all IT related matters; think of us as your personal IT department.

We are well versed in how to educate clients, mitigate risks, and stay up to date on the latest developments in IT, including ransomware attacks.

We make sure there are no open RDP ports for brute force attacks.

We also keep your data backed up in the cloud. In the event of an attack, we can potentially access your data in the cloud without having to pay the ransom.

Contact PremierePC today to better understand your environment and increase your security stack.