Posted by aionol | 15 FEB 2018

7 Actions That Can Protect Your Business From A Ransomware Attack

Ransomware attacks can cause immense damage to your business. By sneaking malicious software into your systems, ransomware is able to take over control of your technologies and devices – this can range from one computer to the entire system. And it has happened many times. Just earlier this year, the European healthcare sector was attacked. […]

Ransomware attacks can cause immense damage to your business. By sneaking malicious software into your systems, ransomware is able to take over control of your technologies and devices – this can range from one computer to the entire system.

And it has happened many times. Just earlier this year, the European healthcare sector was attacked. Intruders used malware to sneak their way into the British NHS system and some German private hospitals.

Taking over these networks, the attacker encrypted essential data and held it hostage, asking for payment to release the data.
And usually, even if you pay the ransom, your data is often never returned.

Protect Your Business From A Ransomware Attack

Protect Your Business From A Ransomware Attack

To avoid getting into this situation, practice these 7 actions to protect your business:

1. Don’t open emails that you identify as suspicious – and train your staff on identifying suspicious emails.

2. Make sure you regularly backup your essential data – the cloud can be a great place for your data storage.

3. Include security scans and virus software update into your routine and security strategy.

4. Be safe on the internet – click carefully.

5. Manage identities of admin accounts and only give access if necessary. Don’t hand out permissions like candy: There more you share your usernames and passwords, the more entry points for attackers are created.

6. Know what to do and not to do in case of an attack. Develop an incident response plan.

7. Consistently update your security strategies and incident response plans.

Falling victim to a ransomware attack means that your business will stop working for a considerable amount of time. Even worse, you lose valuable data and maybe even the trust of your customers.

To find more secure solutions in the cloud and make sure your data is safely backed up, contact Iono Inc.

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