By Paul Parisi, President & Founder, SaviorLabs

Another important news flash for everyone today. There is an emerging ransomware threat that is occurring. It is called “Bad Rabbit” and is similar to the previous Petya virus from a couple months ago. The traction that this new virus is getting makes it clear that people are not properly updating their systems on a daily basis. It is critical that you ensure that your systems and the software you are running are updated daily. Also, this exploit shows that good antivirus and antimalware are not always as effective as we would hope. While patching is one part of a well-prepared defense posture you also need to have continuous disconnected backups with history. So, let’s say, you get a ransomware attack at 10 am on Thursday and of course it encrypts all your data including the backup disk you have on your desk and Dropbox, iCloud, Google Drive or Box.com files you sync as well. If you have disconnected (not synchronized) cloud backups all you have to do is restore your data to before the ransomware took hold. These backups also come in handy when you make a mistake and change a complicated spreadsheet and save it without renaming it.

If you have concerns please give us a call and we can help. We backup all our client’s computers continuously to the cloud and keep 30-days of history. We would love the opportunity to help. Please feel free to contact us for a discount on our Network and Security Assessment.