It turns out Australia and in particular Sydney is becoming a mecca for cyber criminals scamming innocent businesses out of $1000’s to un-encrypt data because of ransomware viruses.
In a recent article by Spandas Liu on Life Hacker, a review of the recent Symantec’s Internet Security Threat Report found that “in the Asia-Pacific region, Australia is the most targeted country when it comes to ransomware and is ranked fairly high globally as well. There has been a 141 percent increase in ransomware attacks in Australia in 2015 and this growth is expected to continue well into 2016.”
To help businesses combat this increasing threat, here are our top 3 tips to protect yourself against the growing threat.
TIP 1. Update Your Antivirus Protection
It is important to review your Server, Endpoint and Email antivirus protection. Even though ransomware is not a virus or spam, the security providers are currently developing new updates to their software to spot emails which fit the profile of ‘ransomware’.
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eNerds is proud to announce we were recently ranked in the top 501 MSP companies globally by MSPmentor in their 9th Annual List in 2016. eNerds is also ranked in the top 20 IT Providers in Australia and New Zealand.
eNerds CEO, Jamie Warner, says “the recognition for the hard work of our team is wonderful, but our focus remains on delivering ‘Peace of Mind’, ‘Productivity’ and ‘Profit’ to our SMB business customers through the judicious application of technology.”
ARN recently hosted its inaugural Emerging Leaders forum, where more than 130 high potential individuals converged to recognise and retain high-performing talent and address the need to invest in future leaders and build a pipeline for continue success. Held at the Ivy Sunroom in Sydney, the event also saw keynote speeches by IBM’s Rhody Burton and Thomas Duryea’s Andrew Thomas.
The ARN Emerging Leaders forum aims to identify, educate and showcase future leaders in the Australian ICT Industry.
eNerds is proud to announce our very own Greg Krzeszkowski (General Manager, Technical Operations), has been named one of the 7 finalists in the Partner Category, having been selected from over 60 submissions from high potential individuals in the industry.
The winners will be selected and announced by the judging panel (20 members of the ARN Hall of Fame) as part of the Emerging Leaders forum on Tuesday May 17th at the Ivy Sunroom in Sydney.
eNerds is excited to welcome SRO Technology to our client base this month!
SRO have been Engineering, Manufacturing and Servicing Instrumentation in the Mining, Processing, Quarry and Bulk Materials Handling Industries for 28 years. Their experience and expertise in instrument applications and problem solving has ensured their specialist reputation in the industry.
eNerds will be providing our comprehensive Managed Support offering to SRO Technology in monitor, manage and support their workstations, network and cloud-based applications.
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