Data loss is often the result of poor digital security; without the right defenses, cybercriminals can use ransomware to encrypt company data and hold it for ransom. The fact is that data loss due to cybercrime is becoming more and more common with each year that passes, and a majority industry members are failing to keep up with it:

  • Sixty-seven percent of businesses decision-makers claim they would never pay a ransom to regain access to company files if their systems were infected with ransomware.
  • However, only 23 percent of businesses claim they are “very confident” that their data is secure from a ransomware attack.
  • Thirty-one percent of businesses have erratic or non-existent file backups—meaning they would have to either pay the ransom in the event of an attack, or lose the files.
  • Only 34 percent of businesses test their file backups regularly to ensure that data has been properly saved and is retrievable.
  • Nearly one-quarter of businesses say they do not currently have a recovery plan for restoring backed-up data.

So what about you? Are you confident in your security? In the efficacy of your backups?

The bottom line is that data loss is a serious risk for modern businesses both big and small. The only truly reliable protection against ransomware is a managed data backup solution. By regularly backing up your vital data to secure, off-site locations, you ensure that you have an accessible and available copy in the case of data loss, no matter the cause.

Brainlink can help; we perform Daily Backup Reviews (DBRs) for each and every one of our clients in order to ensure that the backup is recent, accessible, and properly executed.

Want to be truly confident in your ransomware defense? Reach out to me right away at 917-685-7731 or to get started.