How the WannaCry Ransomware Attack Should Impact Your Business Continuity Plan

It doesn’t matter what industry your business in Dallas operates in, there is no denying the fact that it will always be exposed to a certain number of threats, as well as a certain amount of risk. Business continuity plans are therefore essential for all companies. Even if you have already taken action in order to create one, it is important to understand how the WannaCry Ransomware Attack may influence it. Here’s what you need to know.

What is the WannaCry Ransomware Attack?

The WannaCry ransomware attack was a cyberattack which targeted businesses all over the globe and took place in May of 2017. It was headed by the WannaCry ransomware cryptoworm, which targeted computers that were running the Microsoft Windows operating system by encrypting data and insisting on ransom payments in the Bitcoin cryptocurrency. All in all, more than 230 000 computers were affected by the attack.

How to Deal in the Event of an Attack

Experts have stated that these ransomware attacks are set to become a lot more common, leaving many business owners wondering whether or not it would be best to pay the ransom or find an alternative way in which to cope. Experts strongly advise against paying the ransom (this could lead to a number of future attacks) and recommend a stronger business continuity and data recovery plan instead. When it comes to data recovery and cloud backup services, there should be a strict emphasis on cyber security. Multiple layers of defence are required to ensure total peace of mind including managed firewalls, sensitive data encryption and full backups of your IT environment.

Do you need help ensuring the continuity of your company in Dallas? Contact the experts in data recovery and business continuity plans at Team Logic IT today!

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