Ransomware…Why You May Be the Next Victim
Ransomware has become the fastest growing class of malicious software, and one of the biggest threats to U.S. businesses over the last 6 months. Some of the most well-known and notorious examples of ransomware are CryptoLocker, CryptoDefence, CryptoWall, and GpCode. The first reports of ransomware were linked to highly intelligent cyber terrorists in foreign countries with software capable of encrypting your personal and business data and holding it at ransom, with no guarantee that the data would be restored upon paying the ransom. Today, this same malicious ransomware is even more sophisticated, and is being purchased over the internet for as low as $65 USD. If this scares you, it should. This means that you and your business are now a target for any low-skilled or disgruntled individual looking to make a profit.
NSG is known for being the first to the market with best of breed IT solutions and services that safeguard businesses from data loss and IT failures. After months of testing, we recently updated our security portfolio to include CylancePROTECT. While many anti-virus software solutions are effective, CylancePROTECT has a 99.2% ransomware detection rate. For this reason, NSG will be moving all of our clients to Cylance over the next 4-6 weeks.
If you would like to learn more about the capabilities and benefits of CylancePROTECT, we encourage you to contact NSG at 615-577-4390 or via email at [email protected]