Every small business owner needs to be aware of ransomware attacks. They are occurring more frequently than ever, and small businesses are targeted more often than large conglomerates. The reason that small businesses are prey to these criminals is that they are often more vulnerable, lacking the same security measures that larger companies have in place.

One solution for small business owners may be moving to the cloud. Cloud computing is a safe alternative that is often more cost effective than investing in necessary cyber security. The companies that have the most real estate in the cloud, those like Google and Amazon, have the most to lose, so they often have the best security measures in place. When you move your company to one of these virtual cloud computing locations, you benefit from the security measures that are already in place.

Ensuring that you are protected against ransomware is a big deal and it should be a priority. You may fall victim to extortion or an attack that works to damage your data. While cloud computing is a good way to achieve this, it’s important to keep in mind that you will still be at risk. There is nothing that is 100 percent foolproof. Cloud computing is just one step in what should be a total package.

If you would like more ideas about how you can protect yourself, your team and your data from attacks like ransomware, reach out to our team. We will discuss your needs with you and help you put together a software package, with small business cyber security measures included, that is right for you.