2017 Cyber Threats: Ransomware

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With the recent surge in Cyber Attacks, how do you know if you are secure?

We want you to be aware of the latest, and most dangerous cyber threats out there, starting with Ransomware.

What is it?

Ransomware is vicious malware that locks users out of their devices or blocks admittance to documents until a sum of money or ransom is paid. (Hence, “Ransomware”) These attacks are not subjective; they hit PC’s, MAC’s, and even your mobile device- causing downtime, data loss, and possible intellectual property theft.

How does this happen?

Through social engineering attacks, in which the user is duped into clicking on a link or attachment, or by simply using an infected USB drive. The malware then encrypts all data files, and blocks the user from accessing files.

Cyber Threats Ransomware

A Few Facts:

  • 85% of victims get taken offline for a week or more
  • Ransomware infections have jumped from 20% to 38% in the last two years.
  • They expect a surge in additional attacks in 2017

So, how do YOU protect YOUR business from this threat?

We got you covered, with our all NEW Cyber Security Pro Training:

Here’s how it works-

IT     1. Initial Testing

We start with baseline testing to assess your vulnerability through simulated phishing attacks.

training   2. Training

Providing security awareness content through education videos and newsletters will help your employees achieve greater awareness.

testing  3. Testing

Includes follow up phishing simulations to elevate knowledge retention

results      4. Results

Network Pro Reporting for Improved Security Behavior

If you are interested in learning more about this training to prevent Ransomware and other cyber threats, contact us today.

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