5 Ransomware Prevention Tips
What is ransomware?Ransomware is a form of malicious software (or malware) and once it’s taken over your computer, threatens you usually by denying you access to your data. At that point, attackers demand a ransom to restore your data. Beware, even after following payment instructions, it is rare to receive your data. Ransomware first appeared as CryptoLocker in 2013. Since then attackers have become more sophisticated and business minded.
How your business is a target?There are a number of ways ransomware targets access. One of the most common delivery systems is phishing spam- attachments in an email. Phishing emails are scams fishing for victims in email accounts. Another more aggressive form is through exploiting security holes. Follow these top five ransomware prevention tips:
Employee trainingA great way to prevent a ransomware infection is to educate yourself and your employees on how to identify and avoid attacks.
Backup your dataThe only fail proof way to make sure you’ll get your data back from a ransomware incident is to take the initiatives and invest in a disaster recovery plan. We recommend you follow 3-2-1 backup model.
Bonus Tip: The 3-2-1 rule is a best practice for backup and recovery. It means that when you build out your backup and recovery strategy, you should: