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 85475 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

118704 comments

  • Comment Link Arzoldker Wednesday, 22 January 2020 07:17 posted by Arzoldker

    the drug cialis
    http://viagra-walmart.com - real viagra for sale online canada pharmacies
    buying cialis good sites
    buy cheap viagra online
    - cialis 10 mg
    real brand cialis no prescription

  • Comment Link cocuk porno videolarix Wednesday, 22 January 2020 07:14 posted by cocuk porno videolarix

    thank you web site admin

  • Comment Link Jamestam Wednesday, 22 January 2020 07:13 posted by Jamestam

    https://gncedstore.com Now a team of researchers counsel the drug might protect against colorectal most viagra pills for sale cancers. This led to the drug being authorised in 1998 by the FDA to treat erectile dysfunction. When the test showed a diagnostic accuracy of 92% (about the same as a colonoscopy), the FDA was impressed.

  • Comment Link Arzoldker Wednesday, 22 January 2020 07:09 posted by Arzoldker

    l-arginine with cialis
    http://viagra-walmart.com - best prices for viagra 100mg canada
    buying cialis uk
    cheapest pharmacy to buy viagra with prescription
    - http:mtg.ornl.govmembersnereeebuycialisgeneric.htmluy cialis generica
    cialis price comparison hot thread with no unread posts

  • Comment Link HloydQuami Wednesday, 22 January 2020 07:02 posted by HloydQuami

    cbd vs thc
    http://cbd-8.com - cannabidiol
    cbd vape juice
    cbd vape oil
    - 1000 mg cbd oil effects
    cbd without thc benefits

  • Comment Link JamesLiese Wednesday, 22 January 2020 06:55 posted by JamesLiese

    https://gncedstore.com Sildenafil below the title Viagra is used to treat erectile dysfunction (impotence) in men. The reality is that while ladies might wish to have intercourse just as a lot as men, online viagra india they typically can not get within the mood as easily and shortly as men can due to their way of life. You’re the one who keeps contradicting your self.

  • Comment Link HloydQuami Wednesday, 22 January 2020 06:52 posted by HloydQuami

    cannabidiol vape
    http://cbd-8.com - cannabidiol legal
    cbd relieve
    cbd oil
    - full spectrum cbd oil for sale
    cbd starter kit

  • Comment Link Arzoldker Wednesday, 22 January 2020 06:49 posted by Arzoldker

    cialis and alcohol interaction username
    http://viagra-walmart.com - real viagra for sale
    cialis and alcohol use users browsing this forum
    india generic viagra lowest price
    - cialis posts per day
    cialis 10mg how long does it last board index

  • Comment Link HloydQuami Wednesday, 22 January 2020 06:49 posted by HloydQuami

    cbd in vape
    http://cbd-8.com - cbd oil
    cbd without thc near me
    how to vape cbd e liquid
    - buy cbd oil
    cbd australia

  • Comment Link cialis 20mg Wednesday, 22 January 2020 06:48 posted by cialis 20mg

    actually coast [url=http://cialisles.com/#]cialis 20mg[/url]
    item cable early gas cialis within ring cialis 20mg ultimately lead http://cialisles.com/

Leave a comment

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