A lot of time and effort is spent on building up data that is stored on your computer. Within the blink of an eye it can all disappear and you can fall victim to these cyberattacks. Knowing the actions to take to prevent ransomware can protect your computer from these nasty invasions.
Ransomware, devastating to your business, online extortion that has reached epic worldwide proportions.
Most of us have heard stories about someone outside our circle of friends or even in our networks that has fallen prey to, the now common, “Ransomware”. We might even know someone who has been affected by it directly. Those of us who know the dangers know the only true way to protect against being victimized by Ransomware. This article will explain what you need to know to protect yourself against Ransomware. Let’s answer a few questions to help our understanding of this infamous malware that is so debilitating.
What exactly is Ransomware?
Ransomware is very simply a malware that, once covertly installed on a victim’s computer, executes tasks that will essentially encrypt your data using a password you don’t immediately have access to. What that looks like is the sudden onset of “something” that has turned your files, data and programs into mumbo jumbo you cannot read nor understand.
There is another, less common type of ransomware called Locker software which is easier to recover but still can provide devastating costs and results.
Ease of use, unlimited storage, and access from anywhere in the world – the benefits of cloud computing are many; but as such can mean added threats. The Cloud Security Alliance has come up with a list of issues that pose a serious threat to cloud computing. Let’s have a look at each of them.
Quick adoption of the latest advancements in technology is a surefire way to increase productivity and profit. One domain of technology that is gaining momentum in our current corporate world is cloud computing. One advantage that cloud storage brings for businesses is that they don’t have to purchase infrastructure, for which costs can be staggering. Cloud storage allows businesses to be more flexible with information and data, which can be collaborated on and accessed from anywhere in the world and from any device.
Applications have gained ground in the technological world over the last decade. There are very few businesses that are running without the use of applications, so as to fulfill the needs of application development, platforms like CAMP are helping businesses to develop, deploy, and use their applications in a smart way.
CAMP was developed primarily by the Oracle Corporation with the collaboration of several other developers. It maintains a direct interaction between the cloud provider that builds and provisions the services and a cloud consumer that uses the platform to build the applications. CAMP is based upon a few concepts that support the core of this service. It includes the following key elements without which application management is not possible.
You are probably aware of the term BYOD (Bring Your Own Device), a term that clearly denotes the changing enterprise landscape. Technology, as we can see, has not only changed customer behavior but also the way employees work in and contribute to an organization. BYOD is not a trend, it is in fact a whole new way of business operation. It has become a norm as it provides both employees and employers with plenty of benefits to enjoy.
BYOD policies mean you allow your employees to work more comfortably using devices they are more familiar with. While it definitely means better productivity and mobility, it has its own set of concerns. And when you mix it all up with public cloud – they say it’s the perfect recipe for disaster.