IT Connection Nightmares and How to Prevent Them

It’s just another day. You get home, make dinner, then flip on the news and grab your laptop, hoping to catch up on email after a hectic day at the office. As you begin to sift through your inbox, your computer suddenly freezes. A message appears notifying you that your email and laptop have been hacked. Unfortunately, scenarios like these are becoming all too common and many businesses are being impacted by these frequent IT security breaches. Luckily, there are steps you can take to prevent being a part of the most common IT connection nightmares.

Nightmare #1: Network Ransomware Attacks

With recent cybersecurity attacks such as WannaCry permeating the news in 2017, businesses across the globe are experiencing the nightmare of network ransomware breaches. Ransomware is a type of malicious software designed to block access to a computer system until a sum of money is paid, and is quickly becoming one of the most popular forms of online attacks today. Beginning as early as 1989 with the AIDS Trojan attack, ransomware is evolving on a massive scale and predicted to cost over $6 trillion annually by 2021, according to Cybersecurity Ventures.

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