As we stated last week, ransomware is simply a data hostage situation. A hacker will lock your data, ask for a large sum of money, and only return your data when you pay them in bitcoin or other less traceable means. Here are 3 ways on how to prevent a ransomware attack at your company.
Get an IT Network Assessment
Often forgotten, its best to start 100,000ft up and have a certified network engineer verify every aspect from endpoints to physical IT infrastructure that truly allows your company to function. Only with a true network map and network audit of your company network can you fully succeed with IT Planning and Strategy.
Provide Ransomware Training with your Staff
Yes, this should come second. A difficult variable with every company is human error and their awareness. Security awareness training is key to stopping ransomware in its tracks. You want employees to be more apt to see and avoid malicious emails. Security awareness training teaches your staff what to look for in an email before they click on a link or download an attachment.
Create an IT Plan
After you have the layout of your IT Infrastructure and your team watching for phishing attempts, its time to have a professional IT firm help create an IT Plan that includes everything from disaster recovery to
BONUS TIP: In your IT PLAN, make sure a recovery study is scheduled immediately. In the event a company recovers from a ransomware attack, a common mistake is to not scan for malicious files, infected PCs, servers, and network equipment for any residue that may existed before and will repeat the same hack at a certain cadence.