July Ransomware Awareness Month

July is Ransomware Awareness Month. Procure IT highlights the importance of awareness and proactive measures to protect your business from ransomware threats and ensure a secure future.

July is Ransomware Awareness Month, a crucial period dedicated to educating businesses about the escalating threats posed by ransomware attacks. At Procure IT, we believe that awareness and proactive measures are the cornerstones of effective cybersecurity. This month, we aim to shed light on the importance of ransomware awareness and offer insights into how businesses can protect themselves.

Understanding the Threat

Ransomware is a type of malicious software designed to block access to a computer system or data until a ransom is paid. These attacks have become increasingly sophisticated and frequent, posing significant risks to businesses of all sizes. According to recent studies, ransomware attacks have increased by 150% in the past year alone, costing businesses billions of dollars in damage, downtime, and reputation.

The Impact on Businesses

The consequences of a ransomware attack can be devastating:

Financial Loss: Ransom payments can be exorbitant, and the downtime caused by such attacks can lead to substantial revenue loss.

Data Breach: Sensitive data can be compromised, leading to potential legal liabilities and loss of customer trust.

Operational Disruption: Essential business operations can come to a halt, impacting productivity and service delivery.

Procure IT’s Commitment to Cybersecurity

At Procure IT, we leverage our expertise in technology procurement and management to help businesses mitigate risks and stay ahead of cyber threats. Here’s how we do it:

1. Aggregate: We collect and consolidate all your current IT spend performance and risk data.

2. Analyze: Through quantitative analysis, we model out pricing performance metrics and risk scores.

3. Optimize: We optimize contract management, IT spend management, and business risk.

4. Source: We identify top vendor options and negotiate the best contracts to enhance your cybersecurity posture.

Proactive Measures for Ransomware Protection

To safeguard your business against ransomware, consider implementing these best practices:

Regular Backups: Ensure all critical data is backed up regularly and stored securely.

Employee Training: Provide your staff with educational tools that develop them into low risk targets by recognizing phishing attempts and the importance of cyber hygiene.

Advanced Security Solutions: Invest in robust cybersecurity solutions, including antivirus software, firewalls, and intrusion detection/prevention systems.

Incident Response Plan: Develop and regularly update an incident response plan to quickly address potential attacks.


Ransomware Awareness Month is a vital reminder for businesses to prioritize cybersecurity. By understanding the risks and taking proactive measures, you can protect your business from the severe impacts of ransomware attacks. At Procure IT, we are dedicated to helping you navigate these challenges with our comprehensive IT procurement and risk management solutions.

Take Action Today! Contact Procure IT to learn how we can enhance your cybersecurity strategy and protect your business from ransomware threats. Email us at sales@procureit.com.

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