How likely are you to get attacked?
Nigel van Houten, Head of NetOps who’s based in our Alkmaar office, told us “Many security experts will tell you that ransomware will happen one day.”
“One of the things that strikes me most is that companies who are hit by ransomware will spend a lot of money, firstly, on recovery. Then, after that, they spend to make sure it won't happen again.”
“It‘s much cheaper to spend budget on planning, detection and protection rather than deal with the fallout of an attack. If you’re hit without a proper DR plan in place, and without a safe copy of your data, you’ll have to deal with an attack the hard way and spend much more in the long run. You’ll keep your business out of the news too. Save yourself a lot of hassle by making sure you're ready and operating safely. Even better, let us help you be safe.”
Think of protecting against ransomware as like taking steps to mitigate the risk of fire and theft at home. There’s nothing you can do to guarantee these incidents won’t happen. Instead, you fit an alarm and insure your property.
The best defence is to be prepared. Follow the 3-2-1 approach to backup, ensuring there is an offsite, immutable copy of your data. Have a DR strategy. Have a plan in place detailing the steps you will take in the event of an attack.
Rightly so, ransomware is a hot topic and a key area of concern for IT professionals. Over the coming weeks, we’ll have more on how to prevent and protect against it. If you have any queries or concerns in the meantime, get in touch with our team today.