$400,000 Ransom Paid by County in Georgia.

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Jackson County Georgia (population of approximately 65,000) just paid a $400,000 ransom to a cyber criminal to recover from a recent ransomware attack. Paying the ransom was determined to be the lowest cost alternative for restoring the county’s IT systems. Wow!

All I can say is make sure you have a modern back-up and disaster recovery system in place that has the following components:

1. Automated – do not rely on a person to perform back-ups

2. Redundant including a secure, off-site location

3. Recovery time (meaning back in operation) should be minutes not days, weeks or more

4. Monitored and tested – be certain your back-ups are complete and successful

If you’re confused about how to get all this in a system, I can help. RSPN offers a program that will provide your business with all of this for a manageable monthly payment. Contact us today to learn more.


Dave Hansen$400,000 Ransom Paid by County in Georgia.

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