Monday, 26 March 2018 12:03

RANSOMEWARE PART 2

Written by
Rate this item
(0 votes)

 

In our last blog, we explained what ransomware is, and why it can be an especially troublesome virus. Today, let’s look at what you can do to avoid falling victim.
Prevention is the best cure. Follow standard “data hygiene” principles that you probably hear about all of the time. Update your OS, software, and apps whenever a new release or patch is released. Do this ASAP. Some patches may be released solely as a result of the discovery of a vulnerability. Watch out for phishing scams. If anything looks “off” about an email, don’t open it. And never open links you aren’t totally sure of. If unsure, email back to the sender to verify they actually sent you a link. Unfortunately, human error is one of the biggest problems for data security. Employees unwittingly open links received via email or download information from insecure websites.
Beyond prevention, the most important thing you can do to make sure your data cannot be held ransom is strictly adhering to a regimen of backups. Routinely backup your data. However, with ransomware, even backups may not be foolproof. If your data has been infected and you are unaware of it, or the backup is not segregated from your network, your backups may also be corrupted. Given the severe consequences of a ransomware attack, consider having a security evaluation done by a managed service provider who will have the security expertise to advise on the best backup protocols for your situation. Ransomware presents some unique challenges that require more sophisticated data protection protocols. Contact a managed service provider for a complete security evaluation.
Read 60909 times
Jordon Darling - CISSP

Jordon is the President/CEO of  HITECH. He is a business minded security professional who has a passion for people and small business.  Some of his certifications include: CISSP, CSSA, MCPS, MCNPS, MS, SA

63799 comments

  • Comment Link Muoi Friday, 29 March 2019 18:20 posted by Muoi

    Everything is very open with a precise clarification of the issues.

    It was definitely informative. Your website is extremely helpful.
    Many thanks for sharing!

  • Comment Link nike shox white green for cheap Friday, 29 March 2019 17:44 posted by nike shox white green for cheap

    philadelphia phillies hat history books,atlanta braves infant hat ebay,cute knitted baby boy hats newborn xp,washington nationals tie dye hat reviews

  • Comment Link Joanna Friday, 29 March 2019 17:13 posted by Joanna

    fantastic put up, very informative. I ponder why the opposite specialists of this sector don't notice this.

    You must proceed your writing. I am confident, you've a huge readers' base already!

  • Comment Link mens washington redskins 26 bashaud breeland burgundy red team color nfl nike elite jersey Friday, 29 March 2019 16:35 posted by mens washington redskins 26 bashaud breeland burgundy red team color nfl nike elite jersey

    nike magista opus electro king,nike air trainer wolf,nike cortez shoes images youtube,curry one boys grade school rød

  • Comment Link Trisha Friday, 29 March 2019 15:39 posted by Trisha

    What i don't realize is if truth be told how you're now not actually a
    lot more well-favored than you may be right
    now. You are very intelligent. You recognize therefore considerably in the case of this topic, produced me in my opinion believe it from
    a lot of various angles. Its like women and men are not interested until it's one thing
    to accomplish with Woman gaga! Your individual stuffs great.
    Always take care of it up!

  • Comment Link Elmo Friday, 29 March 2019 15:03 posted by Elmo

    [url=http://cialsonlinebei.com]best place to buy cialis online[/url] http://cialsonlinebei.com cialis 20mg

  • Comment Link Myra Friday, 29 March 2019 14:06 posted by Myra

    personal injury lawyer rosedale Ny https://ohioantennae2.webgarden.at/blog/a-look-at-convenient-new-york
    What's up friends, fastidious paragraph
    and fastidious urging commented here, I am actually enjoying by these.
    http://maintainselector2.pen.io/

  • Comment Link Verlie Boldul Friday, 29 March 2019 13:43 posted by Verlie Boldul

    Thank you for a marvelous posting! I enjoyed reading it ; you’re a great author.I will make certain to bookmark your site and may come back someday. I would like to encourage that you continue your great articles, have a nice weekend!

  • Comment Link adidas nemeziz tango 18.4 tutti nero Friday, 29 March 2019 13:26 posted by adidas nemeziz tango 18.4 tutti nero

    shonn greene jersey new york jets 23 youth white elite jersey nike nfl jersey sale,elite jacob tamme womens jersey denver broncos 84 alternate navy blue nfl,game michael johnson womens jersey tampa bay buccaneers 90 road white nfl,milwaukee brewers 22 matt garza white pinstripe jersey

  • Comment Link Mireya Friday, 29 March 2019 13:19 posted by Mireya

    que es mejor tadalafil viagra http://genericalis.com how
    many tadalafil can i take in one day

Leave a comment

Make sure you enter all the required information, indicated by an asterisk (*). HTML code is not allowed.