While ransomware is not a novel form of cybercrime, the rapid uptick in frequency and severity of attacks is a trend business owners should be aware of -- and alarmed by. Ransomware as a Service (RaaS) gives cybercriminals access to ransomware for a flat monthly fee, one-time license fee, profit-sharing model, or affiliate program.
Whether employees use company-provided equipment or their own devices, the threat of cybersecurity breaches are now increasingly present. There is a common misconception amongst companies that remote access creates greater vulnerability to attack — however, remote network and internet access is utterly vital in today’s digitized business landscape. Rather than regress, then, organizations should strategize to determine the most optimal way to implement remote access within an infrastructure safeguarded with layers of security.