How To Protect Your Business From Ransomware

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How To Protect Your Business From Ransomware

Business Owners

The threat of Ransomware is very real. We’ve had to deal with multiple businesses that have been hit and all their data lost.

Friendly Computers can help you stay protected and implement a disaster recovery plan for your important business data.

Give us a call today at 509-315-9492 for a No Cost Site Survey to look at your business practices and what we can do to help protect you and implement a disaster recovery plan.

Three Levels Of Ransomware

Ransomware: A Type of Malicious Software designed to block access to a system or data until a sum of money is paid.

3 Levels of Malware

How DangerousShould you pay the ransom?

FBI and other law enforcement officials might encourage individuals and businesses to pay the randoms – it’s the quickest way to retrieve your files. Howvere, cybersecurity professionals don’t recommend it. There’s no guarantee that paying the ransom will give you access to your files again. Also, it makes you a target for future malware infection.

Vulnerable

Proactive Prevention

The best protection is prevention. Take these steps to keep ransomware from harming your business.

1. Patch your system. Keep browsers, OS’es, and other software applications up-to-date.

2. Educate Users. One of the most common ways that computers are infected with ransomware is through social engineering. Educate users on how to detect phishing campaigns, suspicious websites, and other scams.

3. Back up Files. Make secure copies of your data on a regular basis and store them offsite.

4. Invest in Layered Security. Installing multiple layers of cybersecurity protection can detect and block ransomware attacks before they happen. For the best protection, we recommend these layers: Firewall – Anti-Exploit – Antivirus with active monitoring – Anti-Malware – Anti-Ransomware

What if you are infected

Give us a call today at 509-315-9492 for a No Cost Site Survey to look at your business practices and what we can do to help protect you and implement a disaster recovery plan.

Source: https://blog.malwarebytes.org/101/2016/04/how-to-protect-your-business-from-ransomware/

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