Can you survive a successful cyber-attack?

It's critical to know if you are prepared

Can you survive an actual Ransomware attack?

ESX can simulate an attack and verify your organization’s ability to successfully respond.

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What we do:

  • Simulate a Cyber Attack
  • Provide Expert advice in IT, Information and Cyber Security
  • Identify your threat prevent requirements.
  • Assess the current IT and Cyber systems.
  • Review the recovery objectives and process

Why ESX?

  • Ransomware Recovery Evaluation 
  • Team of experts that understand and are able to resolve complicated situations.
  • Emergency Ransomware Recovery Services – If you have an emergency, we make it a priority.
  • A technology firm that simplifies the process and fixes security. 
  • One stop shop for all things IT, compliance, and security. 
  • Infrastructure, Managed Services, Systems Integration, NOC, hardware agnostic, all security related IT services.
  • ESX has delivered solutions in all 50 states. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Ransomware?

Ransomware is a type of malicious software that infects a computer and restricts users’ access to it until a ransom is paid to unlock it. Ransomware variants have been observed for several years and often attempt to extort money from victims by displaying an on-screen alert. Typically, these alerts state that the user’s systems have been locked or that the user’s files have been encrypted. Users are told that unless a ransom is paid, access will not be restored. The ransom demanded from individuals varies greatly and must be paid in virtual currency, such as Bitcoin.  

Does ESX Fix Ransomware?

Yes. ESX fixes security. We have a process, a response team that can immediately assess the causes and examine the data, and a methodology that has been very effective. 

Can ESX Prevent Ransomware?

Yes. Our methodology immediately addresses the major causes of Ransomware.  

How does a computer become infected with Ransomware?

Ransomware is often spread through phishing emails that contain malicious attachments or through drive-by downloading. Drive-by downloading occurs when a user unknowingly visits an infected website and then malware is downloaded and installed without the user’s knowledge. Crypto ransomware, a malware variant that encrypts files, is spread through similar methods and has also been spread through social media, such as Web-based instant messaging applications. Additionally, newer methods of ransomware infection have been observed. For example, vulnerable Web servers have been exploited as an entry point to gain access into an organization’s network. 

Why is Ransomware so effective?

The authors of ransomware instill fear and panic into their victims, causing them to click on a link or pay a ransom, and infect users’ systems with malware. Ransomware displays intimidating messages similar to those below: 

  • “Your computer has been infected with a virus. Click here to resolve the issue.” 
  • “Your computer was used to visit websites with illegal content. To unlock your computer, you must pay a $100 fine.” 
  • “All files on your computer have been encrypted. You must pay this ransom within 72 hours to regain access to your data.” 
What is the possible impact of Ransomware?

Ransomware not only targets home users; businesses can also become infected with ransomware, leading to negative consequences, including: 

  • temporary or permanent loss of sensitive or proprietary information, 
  • disruption to regular operations, 
  • financial losses incurred to restore systems and files, and 
  • potential harm to an organization’s reputation. 

Paying the ransom does not guarantee the encrypted files will be released; it only guarantees that the malicious actors receive the victim’s money, and in some cases, their banking information. In addition, decrypting files does not mean the malware infection itself has been removed. 

Do we need to spend large amounts on additional systems and software?

Not necessarily. Many of the solutions are imbedded in the current systems that your company may have but are not activated or managed to protect your environment. An understanding of what the risks to the organization, strategy, proper polices and configuration may suffice.

Do we need to hire skilled professionals?

No

While it can be tempting to attempt to tackle issues on your own, in many cases, it’s best to leave them to the professionals. You could inadvertently cause more serious issues with your tinkering. Investing in a professional managed service can save you time, money, and a world of frustration. 

What do I do to protect against Ransomware?

Infections can be devastating to an individual or organization, and recovery can be a difficult process that may require the services of a reputable data recovery specialist. 

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