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Ransomware is on the rise. Here’s what to do about it.

By February 22, 2023IT Insight

Ransomware attacks are more prevalent than ever and there are a few reasons for this trend. One of the main reasons is the increasing use of the internet and the growing number of connected devices. This has made it easier for attackers to spread their malware and reach more potential victims.

Another reason for the rise in ransomware attacks is the increasing sophistication of the malware itself. Ransomware is now more advanced and can encrypt files on a victim’s computer, making it impossible for them to access their own data without paying the ransom.

It is important to be proactive in defending against ransomware attacks. Here are 5 things you can do to protect yourself and your business from ransomware attacks:

  • Keep all software and operating systems up to date with the latest security patches. This will help to prevent known vulnerabilities from being exploited by attackers.
  • Put a robust backup system in place. This will allow you to restore your files in the event of a ransomware attack, without paying the ransom.
  • Be cautious when opening email attachments or clicking on links, especially if they are from unknown sources. Many ransomware attacks are spread through phishing emails, so being vigilant when handling such emails is crucial.
  • Employee cybersecurity training is highly recommended to help act as a human firewall between your business and cyber attackers.
  • Having an endpoint security solution in place can detect and block ransomware attempts before they can encrypt your data.

Ultimately, being aware of the risks and taking proactive measures to protect yourself and your organization is the best defense against ransomware attacks.

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