Ransomware. Put a plan in place today and avoid the fallout (and pricetag) tomorrow.
It used to be If, now it’s when!
Now that the dust is beginning to settle with the HSE ransomware attack (although the ramifications will be felt for quite some time), I thought it a good time to put my thoughts down to discuss, the when it happens scenario…
Imagine the scene:
You get a call from the support desk to say “We have just been hit with Ransomware”. Three things normally follow
- First words out of your mouth, sh!t
- You ask the question, how?
- Followed by, how do we fix it?
If you ask “how do we fix it”, I would suspect you don’t have an adequate plan to deal with such a scenario. Step 3 should have been a question asking, have you “implemented your Ransomware incident response plan” or “Implemented your Disaster Recovery plan”?
According to Gartner, by 2025, at least 75% of IT organisations will face one or more attacks, as free-rein researchers document a dramatic increase in ransomware attacks during 2020, pointing to sevenfold or higher rates of growth. This is not scaremongering; this is reality and a wake-up call that no business is immune or can bury their heads in the sand).
Every business no matter how big or small needs to be prepared for when they are hit by Ransomware. You need to appreciate how such an attack would impact your business. A Business Impact Assessment is key to understanding this
Every business no matter how big or small needs to be prepared for when they are hit by Ransomware. You need to understand how such an attack would impact your business. A Business Impact Assessment is key to understanding this.