Ransomware Protection & Backup Services

A steep rise in ransomware attacks has made it difficult for hackers to keep up with the opportunities. There are more companies they can hold for ransom than they have people to do the ransoming. This has left many burrowed into systems waiting for the moment to strike.

When they eventually follow through, more victims will discover what has become an almost routine business casualty: encrypted files and a demand for ransom of $100,000 or more.

They’ve typically been hiding out for 6-9 months, so when they strike, they’ve had plenty of time to infiltrate backups, including daily, automated backups.

It’s not a matter of “if” but “when” you will be targeted. What will you do when it happens?

The Answer Is in Your Backups

Hackers are sophisticated and can get into and encrypt your local backups, if not properly secured. True offsite backups are your best protection but can be costly. We can help you balance the risks with the costs, so you’re making the right decisions about how much to spend on offsite backups.

Based on your risk tolerance, we will develop a backup system that includes the right combination of online, offline backups, and security software that meets your uptime requirements and offers you the protection against ransomware that you need.

KnowBe4: Knowledge Is Power

Many ransomware attacks—and other forms of fraud, including identity theft—start with phishing emails. Most employees don’t know how to protect themselves from phishing attacks because they don’t know how they work and organizations often lack proper educational measures to help employees identify these threats.

One local government was recently fooled into sending employee W2 forms to a hacker because they thought an administrator was requesting them. A Chicago law firm recently had its email spoofed and lost $30k in a wire transfer. These are just two examples on what literally happens everyday.

To protect your organization against these phishing attacks, the KnowBe4 program uses a combination of training and assessments to determine how vulnerable your users are.

  • Baseline Testing: conducted to assess the Phish-prone percentage of your users through a simulated phishing attack
  • User Training: the world’s largest library of security awareness training content is provided, including interactive modules, videos, games, posters and newsletters; automated training campaigns with scheduled reminder emails are available
  • Phishing of Your Employees: you will see how your team handles best-in-class, fully automated simulated phishing attacks
  • Reporting: enterprise-strength reporting is provided to you, showing stats and graphs for both security awareness training and phishing, ready for management so that you can show a great ROI

Contact us to learn more about law firm managed IT and cybersecurity services