Ransomware had been a growing issue for businesses for the past several years, growing exponentially in the past two years, particularly as the world made an abrupt shift to remote work during the pandemic.
As attacks become more prolific, businesses have countered by improving mothering security, most notably by having back-ups to allow them to get back online quickly.
But in a game of chess, every move triggers a counterattack and hackers have responded. It’s called a double-extortion scheme that is an elevated version of ransomware designed to ensure the hackers maintain leverage over their victims, whether they have a backup or not.
Guest expert:Mike Hussey, Utah Department of Technology Services
With the increasing number of employees working remotely everywhere around the world, businesses are now looking at supporting a mostly, if not full, remote workforce. But just because security at the office is no longer a high priority, that doesn’t mean that remote security should be overlooked, or be difficult to manage.
To enable remote work security at your business, VLCM recommends WatchGuard Automation Core. WatchGuard’s automation security platform speeds up processes, kills threats, and empowers IT teams to do more with less. With WatchGuard, you can apply zero-trust principles across networks and applications, and help remote employees enable secure WIFI networks. To learn more about remote work security, visit www.vlcm.com/watchguard.
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