In the past few years, there has been a lot of advancement to online safety.

One example is that 2-FA has become the standard for accounts such as email, which improves online safety.

However, if you’ve watched the news in the past month, you may have seen increasing reports of ransomware attacks.

The most notable, a pipeline attack in the US, has been followed by changes in legislation around the world.

For instance, French insurance company, AXA recently made the decision to no longer pay out insurance claims for ransomware.

And in the United States, The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) released an advisory stating that paying ransomware is now illegal.

Companies who do so could face fines, not to mention the damage to their reputation.

This makes it even more important for you to take action if you are a business owner.

The demands that hackers can place on your system to recover files can be overwhelming. Every step must be taken to protect your computer systems to improve online safety.

How can businesses improve their online safety?

There’s speculation that the new policies, which no longer give protection to the companies that are hit, will spur on the attackers. If this is true, we will only see more bad news of criminals destroying files and less online safety.

Alternatively, it could mean ransomware gangs will be making less money, as people stop paying altogether.
This new landscape could mean that in the future it will be a crime, simply for trying to recover your files.

What will happen in extraordinary circumstances?

Say a company has taken all the right steps to protect themselves but then a careless vendor or supplier gets hacked. What happens if that means they too get inadvertently hit?

Will their insurers pay out?

Only time will tell

To conclude, at Total Support Solutions we utilise state of the art anti-virus systems on all of our managed-service client computers.

This is to ensure that we protect the system on all layers and means of attack. It also helps avoid these nasty viruses, even when not connected to the internet.

We work to ensure our clients can peacefully work and be rest assured that their systems will be protected. Both night and day.

Get in touch with us to learn more about how we currently protect you, or how we can protect your business in the future.

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