CryptoLocker Virus is devoted to depriving you of sleep

by | Jul 22, 2016 | Security

Does news of the CryptoLocker virus have you on edge?

What about one of the other 49 million new strains of malware? If you answered “yes”, you are not alone. Can your business afford to be down for hours or days at a time—due to a vicious virus or merciless malware? The sad truth is anti-virus software is good, but it’s no longer enough. With CryptoLocker, for example, it’s often not detected until the virus has already started to encrypt your files. in addition, anti-virus technology cannot keep pace with the bad guys as new strains of the CryptoLocker virus seems to pop up hourly.

Backup is good. However, alone it is not enough to save your files and keep your business running. What is needed is a solution that can verify backups, deliver instant cloud virtualization, has the ability to see into your files and know when the virus took hold as well as perform a restore that takes minutes versus hours or days.

The solution is simple. Business continuity.

What’s needed is a solution that will mitigate risk and reduce the chance of downtime even when a virus strikes.

For example, an accounting firm in Australia that was the target of a CryptoLocker attack. Within moments, all files were encrypted and completely inaccessible, including the main database. The firm stated their previous backup solution would have taken a minimum of six hours to fully restore the data. And, coupled the number of employees, the period of downtime would have a steep price tag of approximately $150,000. Thank goodness the firm had a business continuity plan in place.

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If you are tired of worrying about the CryptoLocker virus, contact us today. We will assess your business and partner with you to develop a business continuity plan that will safeguard your business.

Tracy Rock is the Director of Marketing at Invenio IT. Tracy is responsible for all media-related initiatives as well as external communications—including, branding, public relations, promotions, advertising and social media. She is one busy lady and we are lucky to have her!

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