Cryptolocker - how not to get it

How to avoid Cryptovirus and Ransomware

Data is your business’ most valuable asset. Last year's HMG study into UK InfoSec conducted by PWC showed that 74% of small businesses suffered a security breach in 2015, and 50% of serious incidents were caused inadvertently by human error. When you consider the financial impact, which averages £55 per employee per hour of lost data, it really makes you think that having a backup and disaster recovery plan isn’t such a bad idea.

These stats are not fabricated scare tactics.

Worryingly they are very real, and both the cost implications and number of attacks are increasing year on year.

So what can you do about it?

Print out this PDF and stick it up around your office to help your colleagues avoid infecting their computer or your network with a malicious virus such as Cryptolocker or Ransomware. 

We've spoken to plenty of companies who thought they had a backup and recovery plan...until they needed to use it only to find that:

  • their tapes failed (surprisingly common and quite annoying)
  • external hard drive had corrupted (most definitely annoying)
  • that they couldn't access their data because it was stuck inside their flooded building (really annoying - super-bad times).

Don’t be one of the 91% of companies who doesn’t know if their Disaster Recovery method works in a crisis. We can help you build an effective Backup and Disaster Recovery strategy free of charge, and we can talk you through your options from off-site to Cloud and everything in between. To chat to us right now or to arrange a call back, you can email us on or call 0114 399 0995.

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Remember the 3 golden rules:

Protect your data intelligently. Backup your data securely. Recover your data confidently.

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