Randsomware cybercriminals are out of control. Cyber attacks pose a detrimental and expensive threat to businesses. Please read the article below to protect your organization.
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10 Steps to Protect Your
Organization from Ransomware
Did you know that $209 million was paid to ransomware criminals in 2016?
Unfortunately, ransomware is on the rise. Cybercriminals are turning to increasingly tougher-to-prevent monetizing cyber attacks. For businesses who become victim to ransomware attacks, the consequences could be devastating -- ransomware that lands in some shared locations within networks can literally paralyze an organization's operations. Therefore it is critical for organizations and companies of all sizes to become knowledgeable about preventing and defending against such attacks.
The following 10 steps can help to protect your organization from Ransomware:
Install security software and maintain that software. Ensure antivirus is installed and up to date throughout the business.
Perform regular backups to an external medium (external hard drive or the cloud) and backup all your data every day.
After backing up, disconnect your drive. Current ransomware is known to encrypt your back up drive as well.
Restrict administrative rights; only give crucial access if necessary. Use strong passwords.