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The Ins and Outs of Malware
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One of the biggest threats that can take down an entire business is a cyber attack. In fact, more small businesses are having to close their doors every day because the result of a cyber attack is too much to recover from. Having a disaster recovery service help recover your files can only do so much. When you understand exactly what malware is, how it can infect your network and how to protect yourself from it, you’ll be on the right track to preventing attacks from occurring.

Different Types of Malware

There are several different types of malware. While these may act differently on your network, they are all equally as dangerous. Some of the most common types include:

  • Ransomware
  • Spyware
  • Trojans
  • Worms
  • Viruses

The overall goal for a cyber criminal is to exploit systems in any way they can with the end goal being compromising sensitive data. As a business executive, working with a managed security service provider is critical to have your system always monitored in order to detect any suspicious activity as soon as possible.

Potential Damage of Malware For Small Business Owners

Small  and mid-size businesses who don’t work with an IT security company providing 24/7 computer support may find themselves losing money every minute of every day. Many malware attacks can essentially hold your files hostage until you pay a ransom, or until you completely remove the malware, which can take several days or longer. Working with a disaster recovery service can minimize damages and downtime, and maybe even allow you to continue working while the malware gets cleaned up.

How To Protect Your Business From Malware

With so many different methods and techniques cyber criminals use, it can seem impossible to completely protect your business from malware attacks. When you hire a managed security service provider, you can feel confident in having the basics of security, like firewalls, anti-virus software and other programs to detect malware and protect your networks. These services may also encrypt your data to keep it safe in the event of an attack, as well as perform frequent backups to minimize the amount of data lost.

Small and mid-size businesses typically don’t have the comprehensive knowledge or in-house resources to protect their business from malware attacks. With the cybersecurity issues throughout the world today, it truly requires around-the-clock efforts to protect an organization completely. Malware is one of the most common reasons why businesses fail, so be proactive in your cybersecurity efforts to minimize the chances of getting infected.


Single Point of Contact has seen everything when it comes to malware attacks. We know exactly what a hacker is trying to accomplish, what methods they use to attack a network and how much damage they can do. As such, we are more than just a disaster recovery service. We also want to protect your network as much as possible to prevent the need for putting the disaster recovery plan in motion. To learn more about malware, its damaging effects and how we can protect your company, contact us today for a consultation.

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