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BlackCSI Launches Ransomware-as-a-Service Program

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Nowadays, cybercriminals can peruse a marketplace of highly sophisticated soft-ware 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 licen-sors/licensees are propelling the growth of this industry illustrate just how far cybercrime has come in recent years. BlackCSI is actively informing SMBs and educating them on how to step-up their de-fenses.

While the mainstream media has covered many ransomware attacks over the past few years, ransomware payments are still increasing at an alarming rate. According to a report by Statista Research Department, in 2022, 71% of companies worldwide were affected by ransomware. Additionally, a survey of global IT professionals found, around 72% of the re-spondents paid the ransom and recovered the compromised data. No wonder the illegiti-mate industry is exploding.

Despite the expansion of cybercrime, there are still plenty of practical solutions available for SMBs to fortify their defenses and secure their organizations. With 85% of data breaches involving human interaction (DARKReading), the first line of defense for many businesses is to provide cybersecurity awareness and defense training for employees. That way, they can minimize the amount of “human error” available for cybercriminals to capitalize on.

BlackCSI’s new Ransomware-as-a-Service program takes a different approach by aggressively restricting and pre-filtering phishing emails from ever reaching employee in-boxes, in the first place. Ruthann Black, President at BlackCSI commented, “The less ex-posure your organization has to human error the better. With many business owners send-ing 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, man-aged and secured.”

Business owners are not IT experts and can have difficulty immediately discerning the lev-el of protection their existing IT personnel or provider is offering them and are forced to trust the word of their staff. Black added, “One of the simplest ways to figure out if your IT provid-er 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 mas-sive growth in cybercrime, those are hints that your organization may be under protected.”

ABOUT BLACKCSI

Since we were first founded in 2002 by Ruthann Black, BlackCSI has provided small and medium-sized businesses with comprehensive IT support and consulting services. Our mission is to maximize your return on investment by providing the kind of technology management services that are ordinarily reserved for large enterprises. From IT network management, unified communications to physical and logical security integration and much more, BlackCSI is committed to providing quality services to our clients with honest communication that you’d be hard pressed to find elsewhere, for prices that are fair and affordable.

We believe that the best way to solve an IT issue is to prevent it from ever happening in the first place. This is why we leverage a proactive service approach to predict and eliminate your technology issues - before they influence your business. We are dedicated to serving our clients by listening to them, learning about the problems that they face, clarifying our process to maintain transparency, and reiterating how our solutions are of benefit to those we assist.

With Managed Services from BlackCSI, you will be able to enjoy: Proactive Care - The most effective way to avoid downtime and data loss is to be prepared to mitigate and avoid the circumstances that lead to them. 24/7 Maintenance - IT issues don’t stick to a 9 to 5 schedule. Neither do we. For a predictable monthly fee, you can enjoy anytime access to remote and on-site services, keeping you in operation. Live Help Desk Support - Need one-on-one assistance with your IT? Our Help Desk services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year.

Since we were first founded in 2002 by Ruthann Black, BlackCSI has provided small and medium-sized businesses with comprehensive IT support and consulting services. Our mission is to maximize your return on investment by providing the kind of technology management services that are ordinarily reserved for large enterprises. From IT network management, unified communications to physical and logical security integration and much more, BlackCSI is committed to providing quality services to our clients with honest communication that you’d be hard pressed to find elsewhere, for prices that are fair and affordable. We believe that the best way to solve an IT issue is to prevent it from ever happening in the first place. This is why we leverage a proactive service approach to predict and eliminate your technology issues - before they influence your business. We are dedicated to serving our clients by listening to them, learning about the problems that they face, clarifying our process to maintain transparency, and reiterating how our solutions are of benefit to those we assist. With Managed Services from BlackCSI, you will be able to enjoy: Proactive Care - The most effective way to avoid downtime and data loss is to be prepared to mitigate and avoid the circumstances that lead to them. 24/7 Maintenance - IT issues don’t stick to a 9 to 5 schedule. Neither do we. For a predictable monthly fee, you can enjoy anytime access to remote and on-site services, keeping you in operation. Live Help Desk Support - Need one-on-one assistance with your IT? Our Help Desk services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year. With the assistance of BlackCSI, a Pennsylvania-certified Small Diverse Business, you can improve your operations through the use of top-of-the-line IT solutions and service - as well as boost your internal productivity and inspire growth. We’d love to be a part of your success story. For more information about how BlackCSI can assist your business and fulfill your particular needs, Contact us today! For more information, please call (717) 620-3042 or visit us at https://www.blackcsi.com.

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