Ransomware occurs when hazardous software is downloaded on your computer, phone or server and executed.  Typically you have only three options available to you:

  • Pay the ransom
  • Restore from a back-up
  • Start fresh

The first option may not always work, it depends on the attacker.  Some release the data after payment, other just love the chaos and take the money and run.

The second option can take a significant amount of time to implement.

The third is not really an option for most businesses that have receivables, inventory or history to preserve.

What would you do?  Do you have a plan in place, does your tech team have a plan and safeguards in place for you?

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