Abadata Computer Corp. Launches Ransomware-as-a-Service Program
Leading MTSP Protects Small to Mid-Sized Businesses from Ransomware Attacks
MICHIGAN – January 25, 2023 – Abadata Computer Corp., a leading managed technology services provider (MTSP), announced today that the company has launched a Ransomware-as-a-Service program designed to protect SMBs (small to mid-sized businesses) from the burgeoning cybercrime industry. While most business owners have been taught that cybercriminals are lone, rogue actors who wear a dark hoodie and crack passwords from a musty basement, the reality is that the industry has evolved far beyond this state and unfortunately, cybercrime has become a viable business model. Instead of a handful of isolated bad actors, cybercrime is now “big business” with entire technology ecosystems supporting the acceleration of this industry.
Nowadays, cybercriminals can peruse a marketplace of highly sophisticated software tools, purchase these tools, select a payment plan (own, rent via monthly subscription or pay a licensing fee based on their usage of the tool) and even contact customer service personnel who are on standby, ready to offer technical support if they have questions when they deploy those tools. To repeat, cybercriminals now have “help desks” which they can consult for assistance with their crimes. Consequently, cybercrime as an industry is booming. This entire ecosystem of software developers, dark startups and licensors/licensees are propelling the growth of this industry illustrate just how far cybercrime has come in recent years. Abadata is actively informing SMBs and educating them on how to step-up their defenses.
Abadata’s new Ransomware-as-a-Service program takes a different approach by aggressively restricting and pre-filtering phishing emails from ever reaching employee inboxes, in the first place. Dave Wineman, President at Abadata commented, “The less exposure your organization has to human error the better. With many business owners sending staff to work from home in response to the growth in remote working, they need to also address network security issues and ensure that employees are accessing company data through secure internet connections, firewalls and more. If you’re sending 35 employees to work from home, you need to approach the business like an enterprise would and start thinking that you now have 35 satellite company offices which need to be monitored, managed and secured.”
Business owners are not IT experts and can have difficulty immediately discerning the level of protection their existing IT personnel or provider is offering them and are forced to trust the word of their staff. Wineman added, “One of the simplest ways to figure out if your IT provider is adequately addressing the growth in cybercrime is to inquire for their ‘advanced’ or ‘VIP’ package. Not that you need to purchase it necessarily, but if they don’t have that as an option, or if your IT costs have not increased over the years to keep pace with the massive growth in cybercrime, those are hints that your organization may be under protected.”
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