Managed Ransomware Security Services for L.A. Area Businesses
When it comes to the security of your IT network and data, viruses, spyware, cybercriminals and hackers don’t discriminate. Whether you’re an insurance company, educational institution or financial services organization, you’re now a target just as much as any other company, regardless of size or industry. And, while the dark web may not be a threat to your business now, the amount of stolen corporate data is increasing. So how do you get the same level of data security as larger enterprise organizations without investing a fortune?
Our Managed Ransomware Security Service provides small to mid-size businesses in Los Angeles with a cost-effective way to prevent unauthorized network and data access, securing critical business information 24×7 and monitoring threats from the dark web.
Computer and Data Hijackers
What is ransomware? Ransomware is malicious software, or a computer virus, that infects a computer or computer system and renders its data useless by using strong encryption to lock the files. The cybercriminal holds the locked data hostage until a ransom is paid for an encryption key.
Here are 10 of the most important 2020 ransomware statistics to take into account as you consider how your organization plans to prevent ransomware from taking your data and computers hostage.*
- Hackers attack every 39 seconds or an average of 2,244 times a day
- Between January 1st and June 30th, 2020, ID Ransomware received 100,001
submissions relating to attacks that targeted companies and public
- 90 % of IT pros had clients that suffered ransomware attacks in the past year
- 51% of businesses have been impacted by ransomware in the last year
- A ransomware attack will take place every 11 seconds by 2021
- Ransomware costs will reach $20 billion by 2021
- 65% of ransomware infections are delivered via phishing
- 85% of ransomware attacks target Windows systems.
- The average cost of a ransomware attack in 2019 was $133,000
- 50% of IT professionals don’t believe that their organization is ready to defend against a ransomware attack.
Ransomware Threat Landscape in 2020/2021
“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” is applicable when it comes to ransomware. Be proactive and protect yourself. We can help.
Keep Security Up-To-Date. Cybercriminals stay up-to-date on the latest software releases, and so should you! Consistently update security software and operating systems so you don’t become a victim. Upgrade any outdated and unpatched software and stay current on anti-virus rules and signatures.
Firewalls and Antivirus Software. Antivirus software and correctly installed firewalls can prevent malware from infecting your computer and data. Firewalls are used to identify and analyze various types of network traffic, filtering unwanted traffic out.
Be Wary of Suspicious Email and Pop-Ups. Treat every email with caution and inform your employees to do the same. Avoid clicking links inside dubious emails, look carefully at the email address of the sender, look for obvious typos and grammatical errors in the body. Without clicking on any links, hover over them to see the URL. A particular red flag should be raised if a Microsoft Office email invites you to enable macros to view its contents. Additionally, ransomware developers often use pop-up windows that advertise software products that remove malware.
Contact us for a quote to find out more about how we can partner with you to create the safest protection against Ransomware.
*July 23rd, 2020, Kevin Lancaster, https://www.idagent.com/blog/10-2020-ransomware-statistics-that-you-need-to-see/
Network Security FAQ
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What’s included in TVG’s Managed Ransomware Security Service?
With TVG’s Managed Ransomware Service, we act as an extension of your IT staff, providing you with the hardware support you need and the security expertise you need. You can provide users with anytime, anywhere access to needed network resources, without putting your infrastructure, business data, or employees at risk.
We will alert you if there is a breach on your infrastructure. Our team of IT consultants will take the necessary steps to mitigate the attack and help prevent future cyber attacks from the dark web.
Specifically, our Managed Ransomware Security Service includes:
- 24×7 device monitoring
- Anti-Ransomware Prevention tools and solutions
- Remote configuration and troubleshooting
- Gateway anti-virus and anti-spyware
- Premium content filtering
- Intrusion prevention and PEN Testing
- Employee Cyber Security Training – SAT Training
- SSL VPN access and management
- Configuration backup and restoration
- Real-time reporting on network activity
What is a firewall?
Before the Internet took over the world, “firewalls” were more commonly associated with physical walls that were implemented during building construction to protect certain rooms from fire. While those firewalls still exist, most people associate firewalls with online security these days which created a new definition. Today, firewalls are a crucial facet of a computer network implemented to prevent unauthorized system access while still facilitating outward communications. Firewalls keep the bad stuff like hackers from the dark web from getting in. Think of it as an added layer of protection.
What is network security?
Network security is the practice of using various technology solutions and strategies to protect hardware, software and sensitive digital information from service disruptions and threats such as theft, malware, spyware, ransomware and other dangers online. If you’ve never heard of network security, you may be familiar with other synonymous terms such as cyber security, computer security, IT security or a few others.
If an employee uses the Dark Web on work devices, your network is at risk. With network security, IT specialists can monitor hacker forums for major red flags, for instance, direct mentions of employees or your business.
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