Nouveau Solutions to host ransomware protection webinar
IT solutions and cyber-security specialist Nouveau Solutions is to host a webinar which will highlight some of the current ransomware campaigns that everyone needs to be aware of, and discuss how Fortinet and Nouveau Solutions can help to protect business.
The agenda will also cover other areas including, the intricacies of ransomware and how it can impact your business, the economics of ransomware, real-world examples of it in action.
Ransomware is the name given to a type of malware that covertly installs itself on a computer, releasing a virus that demands a ransom payment in order for the user to be able to remove it from their system. A simple virus may be designed to lock a system, but a more advanced type of ransomware will be able to target specific elements of the system, such as encrypting the user’s files, making them inaccessible. The virus will then demand the payment in order to decrypt them – hence the ‘ransom’ prefix.
Downloading ransomware can be done unwittingly and completely by accident. A user could be tricked into clicking on an infected pop-up advert or by visiting an infected website – even opening what seems like a harmless attachment on an e-mail. Once malware has been installed on a computer it will then undertake the attack, which could take the form of locking certain aspects of the system, display warning messages that their files will be deleted – even restricting internet use.
Other more, advanced types of ransomware are able to determine the geographical location, which will give it an opportunity to display their warnings in the user’s language, usually demanding a monetary payment (or in some cases, a password) for them to regain the full capabilities of the system. Even if the ‘ransom demand’ is paid, many attackers simply won’t release the system from the effects of their attack – which is why it’s vitally important that users need to be fully aware of how to take measures to prevent ransomware attacks from happening in the first place.
According to Nouveau Solutions, it has more than 25 years of experience in helping organisations to resolve business challenges through the use of technology. We specialise in managed services, IT consultancy, cloud, security and software development. We have a proven track record of success in delivering a high standard of service to many differing organisations. Our experience in the industry has seen us retain an in-depth understanding of the IT needs required by a business and we pride ourselves on being able to offer cost-effective, tailored solutions that take into account the bespoke requirements that each organisation has.