Recent incidents involving ransomware attacks on the city of Oakland and the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department highlight the importance of a strategic response to such threats. While Oakland opted not to pay the ransom, resulting in leaked data on the dark web, San Bernardino County chose to pay $511,852 to regain control of their systems, with insurance covering the rest. The FBI, despite discouraging ransom payments, is actively investigating both cases.

When faced with a ransomware attack, businesses may consider paying the ransom due to various factors such as limited backups, concerns about brand reputation, or the perceived lack of alternatives. However, it's crucial to note that paying the ransom doesn't guarantee protection from future attacks. In fact, some cybercriminals view paying companies as attractive targets, assuming they will be willing to pay again. To safeguard your business, proactive cybersecurity measures are paramount. Our Soaring Eagle Data Solutions team is dedicated to helping you fortify your defenses through robust backup strategies, regular security assessments, and comprehensive employee training on phishing and other attack vectors.

Don't wait for your business to make headlines due to a ransomware attack. Contact us today for a complimentary 1-hour security assessment, during which we'll evaluate your environment and devise customized solutions to keep your business secure. With our expertise, you can ensure that your operations stay uninterrupted and that your data remains protected from cyber threats. Trust Soaring Eagle Data Solutions to safeguard your business and prevent ransomware from holding you hostage.



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