Ransomware has been a dangerous threat to many small and large businesses for over six years now. Unfortunately, this type of cybercrime isn’t going away, but it can be prevented. Here are some tips on how you can protect your business from ransomware attacks.
1. Update your computer system regularly
Cyber criminals usually find it easier to attack older versions of operating systems and browsers. However, if you keep all your business computers constantly updated, hackers will be less prepared to attack them as they won’t be able to figure out how to compromise the latest version of software applications and operating systems.
2. Always back-up your important documents and keep a copy
As cyber criminals are becoming more sophisticated, business owners must prepare for the worst. It is, therefore, vitally important that you keep a back-up of all your files as part of a contingency plan.
3. Educate your employees on how to spot and avoid phishing emails
Teach your staff about how dangerous it is to click on unknown links and opening attachments from unknown senders. One way of doing this is by offering a comprehensive training course in anti-phishing so that your employees can avoid falling victims to phishing scams.
4. Install anti-virus and anti-malware software
Every server and PC in your organisation needs to be installed with business-class anti-malware software. A good anti-virus protection tool will send emails in real time alerting you of any issues that may arise. This will ensure a more enhanced security and prevent your computer systems from getting infected or attacked.
Cyber attackers are constantly looking for new ways to infect computers, so your organisation must be fully prepared for the possibility of a ransomware attack. By keeping your files regularly backed up, you will be able to recover them quickly should sensitive information from your business fall into the hands of cyber criminals.