Due to the rise of data breaches incidents in recent couple of years, clients all around the world hesitate to do business with the companies whose data have been breached. Therefore, if you own a business and you don’t want to put both your data and customer loyalty at risk, then this blog might just be the thing that you need to read.
In this blog, I’ve narrowed down some of the ways that make sure that your data is protected against any ransomware attack. Here you go:
Don’t Ignore the Software Updates
If you have been ignoring the Microsoft software patches and updates, then it is simply equivalent to invite the criminals to attack your systems. Therefore, it is of critical importance that you apply the patches as soon as you get them. It is your first protection against any ransomware attack as these updates and software patches make sure that security firewalls of the data of your company are strong and unbreakable.
Always Have a Latest Backup
Make no mistake that you might be doing everything right and by the book, but still, there is a fair chance that you may end up as a victim of the ransomware attack. Therefore, your only and ultimate protection is the data backup. If you have all the data of the company stored in the form of backup, then the criminals will have nothing to use against you and blackmail you into giving them the money they are demanding. So, make sure that you regularly create a backup of both online and offline data of your company. This way, you simply can’t be bothered by any such kind of attack.
Implement Multi-Factor Authentication
Another important strategy to protect your company from any kind of breach and especially from the ransomware attack, is to make sure that you implement multi-factor authentication for any kind of operation. It prevents any kind of malware from reaching the software, and your data remains protected. So, make the authentication process of the workflow as strong as you can as it is going to provide a barrier between the data of your company and the criminals.
Always Verify Email Requests
If you don’t know this already, then you need to know that most of the malware that can encrypt your files are sent by the criminals through the emails. Therefore, think a thousand times before you open an unverified email. If you suspect something even slightly fishy in the email and its source, then you should not open it under any circumstances.
Create Awareness among Employees
Most people don’t realize the importance of training their staff on how to avoid a ransomware attack. Therefore, more often than not, slight negligence on the part of an employee can ruin the whole future of the company. So, make sure that you train your staff with everything that they need to know both about avoiding and dealing with a ransomware attack.
Take Professional Help
If you have done all the above-mentioned things, then still there is something that you must do, and it is taking professional help. Hiring a professional company that provides services against fighting the ransomware attack and also makes sure that your system is protected against any such is vital. You may think that it is an investment that you don’t need to make because you are already following everything in the book. But, it is exactly where you are wrong. The criminals are always coming up with new and innovative ways. So, you must have someone by your side who knows all their tricks.