Cyber criminals all over the world scour the web for vulnerable businesses in order to obtain and hijack their personal information and data. We call it the Cyber Threat Cycle.
You may have heard the term “phishing.” This is when a user is sent a “hook” to provide their personal information to. This may come in the form of an email disguised as one from a trusted source - maybe your bank or your cable provider.
The hope of the sender is that the user will either provide personal information to this email or let them leave something on the computer by clicking a link or downloading a file. This malicious software - malware - can be used to affect your network in numerous ways, most devastatingly a ransom.
A data ransom is exactly as it sounds - a bad actor who has successfully breached your business’ network can give themselves access to all data housed there, lock access to said data and charge a fee for its return.
Patient contact information, architectural plans, case files, all are vulnerable to these types of attacks.
A data ransom can be a confusing, troubling and desperate event. Your business is liable for the data of your clients, yet paying a ransom can often be against the law and not even guarantee the return of your data.
From 24/7 monitoring for incoming threats to data backup and email/password protections, we will ensure an effective defense against cyber attacks that could leave your business crippled and in financial duress.