Monday, 26 March 2018 12:03


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 22947 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


  • Comment Link cocuk porno videolari Wednesday, 09 January 2019 06:22 posted by cocuk porno videolari

    Say, you got a nice blog post.Thanks Again.

  • Comment Link cock pornosu izle Wednesday, 09 January 2019 06:05 posted by cock pornosu izle

    Say, you got a nice blog post.Thanks Again.

  • Comment Link chaterbaet Wednesday, 09 January 2019 03:19 posted by chaterbaet

    Oh my goodness! Incredible article dude! Many thanks, However I am experiencing problems with your RSS.
    I don't understand why I can't subscribe to it.
    Is there anyone else getting identical RSS problems?

    Anyone who knows the answer will you kindly respond?

  • Comment Link Winston Wednesday, 09 January 2019 02:44 posted by Winston

    I like the valuable information you provide in your articles.
    I will bookmark your blog and check again here frequently.
    I'm quite certain I will learn many new stuff right here!
    Good luck for the next!

  • Comment Link Lashunda Wednesday, 09 January 2019 02:27 posted by Lashunda

    Definitely imagine that that you stated. Your favourite
    reason seemed to be at the net the simplest factor to understand of.
    I say to you, I definitely get annoyed while other
    people consider concerns that they just don't recognize about.
    You managed to hit the nail upon the highest and also outlined out the entire thing without having
    side-effects , people could take a signal. Will likely be again to get
    more. Thank you

  • Comment Link Angeline Wednesday, 09 January 2019 00:46 posted by Angeline

    Awesome post.

  • Comment Link Joanne Wednesday, 09 January 2019 00:09 posted by Joanne

    I blog frequently and I seriously appreciate your information. This
    article has really peaked my interest. I am going to take a note of your website and keep checking for new information about once a week.
    I opted in for your RSS feed as well.

  • Comment Link Joleen Tuesday, 08 January 2019 21:09 posted by Joleen

    Hi to every single one, it's genuinely a fastidious for me to visit
    this website, it includes helpful Information.

  • Comment Link Bailey Tuesday, 08 January 2019 20:16 posted by Bailey

    I am actually glad to glance at this web site posts which includes tons of helpful facts,
    thanks for providing these data.

  • Comment Link back to life program review Tuesday, 08 January 2019 19:36 posted by back to life program review

    This is really interesting, You're a very skilled blogger. I have joined your rss feed and look forward to seeking more of your excellent post. Also, I've shared your site in my social networks!|

Leave a comment

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