Options for ransomware removal are the main concern for business software designers, information technology (IT) companies, and professionals working for large business IT departments. Since the emergence of this practice by cybercriminals, businesses spent over a billion dollars in ransom payments and removal services in 2016 alone. Attacks are increasing, as are the number of algorithms used to encrypt data. There are currently twenty different viruses that are used for ransomware. Identifying the specific algorithm used in any attack can increase the likelihood of removal and full file recovery using improved software programs. Designers are struggling to stay ahead of criminals, but are usually a step behind. Updates, second and third generation versions of anti-virus software, and new development are steps being taken to reduce the problem.
IT companies are trying to improve service delivery to be more responsive to business needs regarding the removal of ransomware. Some specialize in the needs of small and medium businesses with flat rates, guaranteed results, and consulting services. The time to increase security, educate staff on precautions, and invest in protecting the business is before an attack occurs. Training and education for staff are available, assessments of current systems are offered, and IT management services at affordable rates can be provided for small and medium businesses. Owners will want to explore options for protecting the business information because the majority of ransomware attacks are still happening to smaller businesses. Criminals target smaller businesses because they are counting on panic and desperation to motivate owners to pay the ransom. Many businesses cannot afford to have data encrypted for any length of time because that situation renders the business incapable of daily operations.
There are security measures that can be taken to reduce the risk of criminals gaining access to business files. One problem is that many employees utilize personal devices to conduct business. It is convenient to make a quick business call on a personal smartphone without even thinking. It is possible to ensure that business information is only accessible via business devices. That one simple addition to IT services can drastically reduce the opportunity for hackers to infiltrate the business system. Discover what other options are available to protect the business by contacting a company that accommodates small business needs.