Are you Protected from Ransomware Attacks?
It has become imperative that organizations consider investing in their IT Security Solutions as new security threats emerge. Threats like Ransomware are becoming enormously successful with time. The basic purpose of such attacks is quite simple, they block the victim’s data and in return, restore it, demand a certain ransom.
There are two primary ways for this virus to penetrate the system:
Misusing a security loophole
Or, by deceiving people into installing malicious software or opening an attachment
Ransomware is generally known for targeting prominent victims such as banks, public sectors, hospitals and police departments. Numerous cases have been reported and the popularity of this is scary, which has compelled organizations to start reviewing their security efforts.
So, what do we do to prevent these attacks on our computer and our data residing in the cloud?
There are few do’s and don’ts that you must follow:
Backup is a must
The greatest damage people suffer from a ransomware attack is the loss of files and critical business data.
A backup is very important if you want to get back the access to your files. With many cost-effective cloud backup solutions available in the market, one can have peace of mind that their data is secure.
Scan for Potential threats in emails
The most common way that ransomware can hit your system is through Phishing emails, malicious advertisements, and applications.
Educate and train your staff on best cyber-security practices, emphasizing on not opening attachments or visiting suspicious and unfamiliar websites.
You should always have security software installed on your device that can constantly scan and filter all your incoming emails for any kind of potential threats, and block them from your device if found any.
Regular updates are vital
You must always update all your software’s and operating system regularly. Companies constantly provide patches and updates to cover up any loopholes in their software’s that can be maliciously utilized by hackers to gain access to your data.
Should you pay the Ransom?
Determine if your company plans to pay the ransom or start an investigation.
Regardless of whether the ransom is paid or not, there is no assurance that you will be able to regain the control of your data.
There are several kinds of cyber-attacks that exploit loopholes in your device, but Ransomware is surely something you should worry about.
To fight ransomware, ENCADE's has partnered with IT security solutions leaders so you can be assured that your endpoints and cloud data are secured.
Our IT technical team can provide you the best support and the security solutions that you require to be safe from such vulnerabilities.