5 strategies for improving your business’ ransomware resilience – #ICYMI #incaseyoumissedit #strategy #Zones #business #ransomware #security | #RoadmapforSuccess
Business has evolved a great deal in just the last couple of years. Employees are getting more digital and more flexible; companies are getting more agile about the ways they manage people and data. Change is all around us. But there’s one thing that hasn’t changed at all – and that’s the need for security fortification. If anything, it’s only become more pressing.
According to Fast Company, ransomware is poised to be an especially concerning area of cybersecurity throughout 2022, as threats continue to mutate and grow over time. Approximately 50% of all businesses are being deceived by an attack involving malicious links or attachments right now, as we speak; not only that, but about 50% of all attacks involve ransomware demands of $50,000 or more. Clearly, the threat is a big one.
And the scary thing is, most organizations don’t even realize they’re under attack until it’s too late.
“In most cases, ransomware isn’t the beginning of a compromise,” said Kelvin Murray, senior threat research analyst at OpenText. “It’s actually the end state where the criminals cash in after an extended period. By the time you realize you’ve got ransomware on your network, the criminals may have been in there watching, listening, and tampering with things for weeks or months without your knowledge.”
Given this, there’s no doubt that organizations need to be proactive, building up their “ransomware resilience” well in advance of any potential attack.
So let’s get into it. Here are a few key strategies that can be effective.