Ten tips to avoid your company becoming ransomware’s next victim

To prevent a ransomware attack, experts from Tech Pro Research say IT and information security leaders should do the following:

      • Keep clear inventories of all your digital assets and their locations so cybercriminals do not attack a system you are unaware of.
      • Keep all software up to date, including operating systems and applications.
      • Back up all information every day, including information on employee devices, so you can restore encrypted data if attacked.
      • Back up all information to a secure offsite location.
      • Segment your network: Don’t place all data on one file share accessed by everyone in the company.
      • Train staff on cybersecurity practices, emphasizing that they should not open attachments or links from unknown sources.
      • Develop a communication strategy to inform employees if a virus reaches the company network.
      • Before an attack happens, work with your board to determine whether your company will plan to pay a ransom or launch an investigation.
      • Perform a threat analysis in communication with vendors to go over cybersecurity throughout the lifecycle of a particular device or application.
      • Instruct information security teams to perform penetration testing to find any vulnerabilities.

Reference:
http://businessinsights.bitdefender.com/company-ransomware-victim

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