How can I protect my business from ransomware?

Episode 1270 (38:27)

Omar from Los Angeles, CA

Omar's business got hit by ransomware the other day. His files were encrypted and the hackers demanded money to unlock it. Omar said they didn't pay it and now the data has been erased and their most recent backup is two weeks old. Leo says that their IT guy is terrible and has made little effort to protect them. They should have had a continuous backup with versioning. He also should train his employees to use proper online behavior so they aren't victims of it.

Leo says at this point, the business is out of luck and just has to bite the bullet. Having an offsite back up like Carbonite is the best solution that supports versioning to combat ransomware and other malware that's trying to infect them. Omar should check out this white paper at

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