Ransomware and the holidays

Holidays are the perfect time for an increase in ransomware risks. In 2020 reported losses from cybersecurity complains exceeded $4.1 billion or a 69% increase from 2019.

Companies should take the time right now to examine your current practices and implement any changes to sure up your company from an attack.

Some thoughts – make an offline back up of data, update your operating system and software, monitor remote desktop logs, use multi-factor authentication, and train employees on not clicking suspicious links and use strong passwords.

Alert your data security response team or IT vendors to be hyper-prepared over the holidays.

Distribute to your employees the IT’s cellphone numbers and be ready.

Source:  JD Supra