Ransomware Leaves Businesses Vulnerable, Not Defenseless

Ransomware attacks increasingly threaten the security of small businesses and nonprofits. Thousands of these victims will never be able to pay the hackers a cryptocurrency ransom to recover their databases or unlock their networks.

Our CEO John Griffin Jr. wrote in Forbes about how these organizations are unprepared for the data recovery and business continuity challenges of ransomware attacks. Following an attack, many will have to rebuild their critical IT infrastructure from scratch, at great expense and a devastating loss of time and productivity. Smaller organizations are especially vulnerable to ransomware because they lack trained cybersecurity personnel or even a comprehensive data recovery and business continuity plan.

An estimated 304 million ransomware attacks hit global businesses in the first six months of 2021, matching all of 2020 . What is a small organization without a dedicated cyber security department to do? AGB Cyber Division offers a comprehensive suite of services, from cyber threat consulting and employee cyber awareness training to penetration testing and real-time monitoring.

Cyber Security Offerings

  • Cyber Awareness. Since email phishing is by far the top threat vector for ransomware, AGB Cyber offers best-in-class cyber awareness training. This includes “social engineering engagement,” whereby our expert analysts attempt to gain unauthorized access to confidential information by manipulating employees. We believe employees can be important data defenders, provided they have the right information and education.
  • Threat Assessment. AGB Cyber’s security consulting begins with an audit of assets and their vulnerabilities, including operating systems, software applications and networking hardware. In addition, we conduct penetration testing to assess the confidentiality, availability and integrity of your network. Our proprietary process is based on the latest Department of Defense cybersecurity training, and our security experts are certified Six Sigma Black Belt project management professionals.
  • Tested Backups and Restoration Plans. AGB Cyber emphasizes detection systems; procedures such as system backups and business continuity plans; and personnel to detect incursions and respond before damage is done. The goal is to be preemptive with the cyber response, not reactive.
  • Real-time Monitoring. Because AGB Cyber believes 100% prevention isn’t affordable or feasible, the ultimate defense against ransomware is real-time monitoring of network traffic and server activity. The cyber incident response teams at our SOC are at work 24/7 from our hardened, state-of-the-art Security Operations Center.

Don’t risk your business to a devastating ransomware attack. Request a free consultation to learn how AGB Cyber’s world-class services protect your digital assets and hardware systems.

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