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Ransomware Protection Services in Chatham

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Ransomware Protection in Chatham That Won’t Let You Down


Ransomware attacks have exploded in recent years, with the average ransomware demand rising in lockstep with the number of attacks. In 2020 the average ransomware payment was around £300,000. This year it has risen to nearly £450,000. If you are an SME owner you have 2 choices: you can hope in vain that you won’t be targeted, or you can call Proximitum for effective ransomware protection in Chatham.

A Sophisticated Threat Requires a Sophisticated Response

Ransomware attacks crept up on a business world unprepared to deal with them. For years they were considered a kind of niche problem that mostly affected healthcare websites. But over the past decade, they've gone mainstream, driven by the ability of attackers to meld their insidious Trojan horse programs with blockchain technology, the force behind cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin.


The once obscure topic of ransomware became frontpage news around the world in early 2021 when a hacker group calling themselves Darkside took over servers controlling the Colonial energy pipeline in the US. Overnight petrol distribution throughout the southeast United States dried up with the hackers demanding - and getting - $4.4 million worth of Bitcoin cryptocurrency. With the help of the FBI Colonial recovered some of the ransom, but more than half remains in the hands of the hackers.

Expert Ransomware Protection in Chatham


Business owners in Chatham may feel like they are far enough removed from central London that they have nothing to worry about when it comes to ransomware. Nothing could be further from the truth. The hackers behind these attacks don’t care where you’re located, they only care that they can bring your business to its knees and extort money from you.


That’s why you need Proximitum. Our team of cybersecurity experts can identify weaknesses in your cyber defences that hackers might be able to exploit and eradicate them. In short order, your IT infrastructure will go from vulnerable to invulnerable and you can rest easy knowing there will not be a ransom demand waiting for you when you get to the office tomorrow.

Understanding the Risks

The severity of ransomware cannot be overstated. It’s designed to lock down your computers and encrypt vital files, leaving you unable to carry out daily operations. The attackers behind ransomware understand that your business relies heavily on this data. To regain access, they’ll demand a hefty ransom likely to be paid in cryptocurrency, making it difficult to trace. Ransomware attacks don’t only cripple your business but can also harm your reputation severely.

What Happens If You Don’t Pay?

Ransomware is merciless. If you choose not to pay, attackers have a few options. They can threaten to publicly release your sensitive data, damaging relationships with customers and partners. This is a growing trend. They could also increase the ransom amount or simply delete your data entirely. Regardless, there’s no guarantee that paying the ransom will restore your systems, leaving you with empty pockets and a dysfunctional business.

The Importance of Prevention

Investing in ransomware protection and prevention strategies is vital. At Proximitum, we understand that a single breach could spell financial ruin for smaller companies. Our services aren’t just a safety net; they’re your guarantee of operational continuity. Our ransomware protection strategies emphasise several critical areas:


  • Security Awareness: We’ll work closely with your employees to foster a culture of cyber vigilance. Often, ransomware gains entry through innocuous-looking phishing e-mails or accidental downloads from unknown websites. Training your staff to identify threats is a crucial part of our plan.

  • Tough Defences: Our experts will implement advanced firewalls, multi-layered security solutions and routine vulnerability scans to make your network a fortress that’s near-unbreachable.

  • Data Backup and Recovery: In the unlikely event of an attack, swift recovery is paramount. We’ll help you develop a comprehensive backup and recovery plan, ensuring your critical data is safely stored offsite and ready to restore at a moment’s notice.


With these safeguards in action, you can rest easier knowing your vital data has the protection needed to stay out of the hands of cyber-criminals. Choose Proximitum for peace of mind.

Don’t Become Another Statistic

Ransomware attacks are becoming more frequent, more damaging and more challenging to recover from. Don’t assume that your Chatham business is immune. Proximitum helps you secure your critical data and keep your business running. Let’s work together to turn your network into an impenetrable shield against ransomware attacks.

Get in Touch with Proximitum


You may feel as though your Chatham company has nothing to worry about from ransomware attacks, but you’d be wrong. 1/3 of all UK companies have come under ransomware fire in the past few years and that number is growing by the day.


So don’t wait until your business has been brought down by hackers. Get in touch with Proximitum today and put the threat of ransomware attacks behind you. Dial +44 (0) 203-875-8930 for a consultation and let us transform your cyber defences.

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