Ransomware on the rise

One of Etopia’s clients recently experienced a significant cyber security incident in which malware, specifically a version of ransomware, infected the network, locking all files and bringing the organization to a standstill. In instances such as this, response time is of the essence in order to limit down time, reduce data leakage, and avoid complications and damage to your corporate reputation.
According to the tenth annual Cost of Data Breach study done in 2015 by IBM, the average consolidated total cost of a data breach has increased by 23% since 2013. The study also reports that the cost incurred for each lost or stolen record containing sensitive and confidential information increased six percent from a consolidated average of $145 to $154. For the purposes of this study, a data breach is defined as any time sensitive, protected and/or confidential data is lost, stolen and/or put at risk. Experts in the industry agree that it is not a matter of if your company will be hit, but when, and to what extent the damage will be.
Etopia Technologies is a registered Barracuda™ distributor. Barracuda offers the next generation in firewall protection by allowing your network administrator to create a system which will enhance your networks performance while increasing its security. Unlike traditional port-based firewalls, Barracuda™ firewalls are application-aware, enabling you to regulate application usage and intelligently prioritize network traffic.
Speak with one of our representatives today to see how we can assist you in managing and securing your company’s data. Large or small Etopia Technologies can assist you with maintaining, enhancing and securing you network.

by Jason Herbstman

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