What is Cyber Security?
Cyber security refers to technologies, processes, and practices designed to protect networks, devices, programs, and data from attacks, damage, or unauthorized access.
The Importance of Cyber Security
Businesses, ranging from top government facilities to family-owned small businesses, store a significant amount of data on computers and digital devices. Unauthorized access or exposure to this data could have negative consequences. As cyber-attacks become more sophisticated, companies need to take steps to protect their networks.
What is a Cyber attack?
A cyber attack is an assault launched by cybercriminals using one or more computers against single or multiple computers or networks. Cyber attacks can disable computers, steal data, or use a breached computer as a launch point for other attacks. Common methods to launch these attacks include malware, phishing, ransomware, and denial of service.
The Impact of Ransomware
Ransomware is an ever-evolving form of malware designed to encrypt files on a device, rendering files and the systems unusable. Malicious actors then demand ransom in exchange for decryption. Unfortunately, many businesses become victims of ransomware attacks and their only option is to negotiate with the attackers. Negotiating with cybercriminals is risky and not recommend, because very often they will not decrypt your data even after a ransom is paid.
Protect your Company
VM Tech has the experience to help your business implement industry standards and procedures to elevate your network’s security. No matter how big or small, we can create a system tailored to your needs.
Essential standards we recommend:
Daily Data Backups, Local and Offsite
The use of comprehensive passwords
Updated Antivirus Software
Firewall with Gateway Security and Content Filtering
Anti-spam/spoofing email policies
Educate users on how to identify potential threats
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