Ransomware Protection Services in Worcester
Proximitum is your number one resource for trusted, effective ransomware protection.
Contact us today to schedule a consultation to discuss how we can help.
Expert Ransomware Protection Services
The first half of 2021 saw a 93% increase in the number of ransomware attacks worldwide. Not only is the number of attacks increasing, but so are the ransom demands. While it’s difficult to put an exact figure on it (since many companies are loath to admit how much they paid to get their computers back), industry experts estimate the average payment rose from roughly £300,000 last year to about £450,000 this year. If that’s an amount you’re willing to part with, then good luck. If not, call Proximitum for expert ransomware protection in Worcester.
Why You Need Ransomware Protection in Worcester
Ransomware is one of the biggest threats facing SMEs today, although it’s not a new phenomenon. The first, crude ransomware attack occurred in 1989, but few took notice because the internet was little more than a curiosity at that time. The issue remained a fringe one until 2009. That was the year the cryptocurrency blockchain was born.
Hackers immediately realised the opportunity for mayhem that cryptocurrencies represented and began insisting that ransom payments be made in the almost entirely untraceable virtual currency. Attacks spiked, ransom demands increased and 12 years later businesses find themselves facing an existential crisis.
Proximitum Can Help
Worcester is not a global economic centre like London but that doesn’t mean businesses here are immune to ransomware attacks. The reality is that unless you know how to effectively seal off your system from Trickbot, Qbot, Dridex, IcedID and other such trojans you’re going to need ransomware experts on your side. That’s where we come in.
Our team of cybersecurity experts understand the urgency of the situation and get to work fast locking down your IT infrastructure from the scourge of ransomware. We invest heavily in keeping our team members up to date on all the latest threats and all the most effective techniques to keep them at bay. The bottom line is that investing in ransomware protection from Proximitum may wind up being the best decision you make this year.
Don’t Wait Until It’s Too Late
The recent shift toward remote work has only complicated the cybersecurity picture and opened new, nefarious opportunities for ransomware criminals. Don’t wait until someone sitting in a basement half a world away has brought your Worcester business to its knees. Get in touch with Proximitum today. We’ll make sure your company does not join the long list of those who were sure it would never happen to them, until it did.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is ransomware?
Ransomware is a type of malicious software that encrypts a user’s files or locks them out of their system, demanding a ransom payment in return for the decryption key or access. It’s a growing threat, especially for SMEs.
Why is ransomware protection crucial for SMEs in Worcester?
Even though Worcester isn’t a major economic hub like London, it’s not immune to ransomware attacks. With the rise in such attacks, local businesses need robust protection to ensure their safety.
How can Proximitum help protect my business from ransomware?
Our cybersecurity team is equipped with up-to-date knowledge of the latest threats and protection techniques. We prioritise sealing off your system from known threats and ensuring your IT infrastructure is shielded from ransomware.
Has the shift to remote work influenced the ransomware landscape?
Yes, the transition to remote work has complicated cybersecurity, opening new avenues for ransomware criminals. It’s vital to ensure both on-site and remote work environments are secure.
When should I consider getting ransomware protection?
It’s crucial to be proactive. Instead of waiting for an attack to happen, it’s advisable to invest in protection measures now to prevent potential future threats.
Is paying the ransom a viable solution?
Paying the ransom does not guarantee the safe return of your data. Moreover, it funds and encourages cybercriminals. Investing in preventive protection is a more reliable and ethical approach.
Are ransomware attacks targeted or random?
While some attacks might target specific businesses, many are opportunistic, aiming at any vulnerable system. This is why every business, regardless of size or location, should consider robust protection measures.
Do you provide consultations for businesses unsure about their ransomware protection needs?
Absolutely. Contact us to schedule a consultation, and we’ll discuss the best protection strategies tailored to your business’s specific requirements.
What’s the correlation between cryptocurrencies and ransomware?
Cryptocurrencies, due to their largely untraceable nature, have become the preferred method of payment for many ransomware criminals, leading to a spike in such attacks.
What proactive steps can I take to protect my business before contacting Proximitum?
Regularly back up your data, educate employees about phishing attacks, keep software updated, and use strong, unique passwords. However, for comprehensive protection, it’s best to consult with experts like Proximitum.
In an era where digital threats are evolving and increasing, Proximitum offers a beacon of hope for businesses in Worcester. Our comprehensive ransomware protection services ensure that your business remains resilient and secure in the face of cyber threats.
Yes, we understand that every business has unique IT needs. Our services are customised to provide the best solution to meet your specific requirements.
Are your services suitable for all business sizes?
Absolutely. Whether you’re a small start-up or a large corporation, our services are designed to be scalable and adaptable to fit any business size or type.
How does Proximitum stay updated with the latest in IT and cybersecurity?
Our team continuously undergoes training and professional development to stay abreast of the latest technologies, ensuring that we provide our clients with cutting-edge solutions.
Can I get a quote for the services I require?
Yes, you can reach out to us to get a personalised quote based on your business’s IT needs.
By opting for Proximitum’s IT services, businesses in Croydon and nearby areas can ensure a smooth, secure, and efficient IT infrastructure tailored to their specific requirements.