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 Dallas data recovery and Dallas data 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.
Mohammad (Mo) Nilforoushan is a trusted Technology Advisor in North Dallas who has completed his BSEE from Cleveland State University and a MS in Solid State Physics from Bowling Green State University. He has worked as a Product and Test Engineering Manager for 15 years with RCA/Harris, Dallas Semiconductor and Texas Instruments. He was also Director of Operations at Microtune Inc. between 2002 to 2015. Mo started his own company, “TeamLogicIT Plano” in 2015 with a mission to deliver excellent Managed IT Services in Dallas and Plano, TX with innovation and updated technology. The TeamLogicIT Plano team, which includes his wife Kathleen Stewart (marketing/sales) provides excellent IT Support, Computer Services, Cloud Computing, Backup, and Disaster Recovery, with second to none customer service. Call us at (469) 573-3743 or contact our email PlanoTX@TeamLogicIT.com.