Is ransomware prevention on your business security radar? With the increased threat of cyber-attacks, businesses must stay vigilant by proactively protecting their data. After all, a malicious ransomware attack can seriously affect and damage business operations.
How do Ransomware attacks occur?
Following are examples of the most common ways people get infected by ransomware.
- Phishing emails
- Visiting corrupted websites
- Downloading infected file extensions or malicious attachments
- System and network vulnerabilities
- Remote desktop protocol attacks
As mentioned above, malicious ransomware attacks can impact anyone (eg: individual user, business, or large business corporations). Once infected, it can prevent you from accessing files and lead to data breaches or exposure to sensitive personal information. It’s also not uncommon for cyber criminals to restrict data access as a method of money extortion.
Best Ransomware Prevention Practices
1. Discover & monitor every asset
Asset discovery featuring automated network scans is an important service. With ongoing scans, you can quickly find and monitor new devices as they join the network and then understand each device’s health.
2. Software patching
A remote monitoring and management (RMM) tool helps with continuous patching, enabling you to automatically
deploy updates to endpoints and ensuring your patching never falls behind. You should also be sure that your antivirus and anti-malware solutions are set to automatically update and run regular scans.
3. Regular data backups
Organisations should be backing up data once per day. Integrated backup and disaster recovery (BDR) solutions provide more streamlined service management with far less chaos. It’s also crucial to secure your backups. Make sure they are not connected to the computers and networks they are backing up or else they could become infected in the event of a ransomware attack.
4. Deploy an endpoint protection tool
Endpoint detection and response (EDR) solutions help protect endpoints such as servers, laptops, desktops,mobile devices, and more to quickly identify malicious activity, as well as automatically taking remediation actions such as restoring unsafe files to an acceptable previous state.
5. Enhancing your cyber security toolset
When it comes to cyber security, there is no such thing as too secure. Here are a few examples of tools and services you should consider adding to your cybersecurity tech stack:
- Risk assessment software
- Email monitoring
- Security information & event management (SIEM)
- Threat intelligence feeds
Overall, the above-mentioned ransomware prevention practices are the best defense. If your technology infrastructure is lacking robust security measures, contact our expert team today. Our IT Consultants are on hand to provide expert solutions to protect your business.
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