Austin Cyberattacks

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Austin Cyberattack?

The rise in cyberattack has finally surfaced into the public’s eye. The Colonial Pipeline and JBS S.A. are just a few of the big targets that have made national headlines. What is not seen, however, is the ransomware attacks on Small-Medium Businesses (SMBs).
A booming city with lots of SMBs is a perfect spot for cyberattacks to occur. The most common form of cyberattack is Ransomware. Ransomware locks your business out of operations and replicates your data to sell on the dark web until the ransom is paid. Ransomware poses a few complications for the business owner:

  • 100% Profit loss.
    • Downtime
    • Loss of Data
    • Ransom payment
  • Recovery logistics and time

Economically speaking, the biggest impact to a business dealing with ransomware in Austin, Texas is downtime.
3 ways to combat Ransomware:

  1. The first and most important line of defense against hackers trying to breach your network and hold your data hostage is having a solid MSP.
  2. Your MSP should have policies and procedures that adhere to your specific business to minimize damage if a breach should occur.
  3. Having cybersecurity insurance, while larger companies can afford to pay the ransom, smaller companies might be at a complete loss without coverage.

Contigo Technology’s cybersecurity posture is strong and resourceful. Protecting and growing your Austin business is our number one priority. To learn more please visit our website.