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Having Real-time protection is the first step in the RADAR Circle of Defense. Let’s start by defining Real-time Protection. Real-time protection runs actively in the background and actively checks your device for any suspicious activity. Real-time protection checks your device for any malicious software trying to gain access or make changes to your device or data. If the Real-time protection detects any malicious changes to your data, it will stop the malicious process from making the changes. If you happen to click on a malicious link that has ransomware attached to it, the ransomware will try to make changes to your data. But, having the Real-time protection will stop the ransomware changes from happening. Ultimately, stopping the ransomware from locking you out of your data. 

We made Real-time protection the first step in the RADAR Circle of Defense for a few reasons. One of the reasons is mentioned above, which is being able to stop new malicious activity. The other reason is Real-time protection has the capability of detecting viruses, malware, adware, and spyware that may be currently affecting your device. Before implementing step two in the RADAR Circle of the Defense: Backup and Recovery, we want to make sure you are not backing up or recovering any malicious software. 

According to, there are around 4,000 ransomware attacks per day. The number of ransomware attacks will continue to grow as more and more businesses go to remote work. According to, in 2018 alone, there were 80,000 cyberattacks per day. According to the Tech Transformers, ransomware attacks cost smaller companies an average of $713,000 per attack. This includes paying the ransom, business downtime, and reputation. Even after paying the ransomware, criminals will still leak your business information and are more likely to attempt another attack on your business. 

Attacks can come from anywhere at any time. We want you to be aware of the dangers that exist in the digital realm. Let us work with you in putting the best protection plan together that fits you. 

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