Ransomware is a type of malware that is designed with the purpose to block user access to files on their computer. Ransomware does this by encrypting these files and demanding a ransom payment for the decryption key.
This puts a company in a position where paying the ransom is the easiest and cheapest way to regain access to their files.
Ways to Prevent Ransomware Attacks
Backup Your Data
Backing up important data is the most effective way of recovering from ransomware. Using cloud services allow you to keep previous versions of files, therefore having the ability to restore an unencrypted version.
Creative ITC’s backup as a service is managed by a team of data specialists that take care of everything. Protecting your most valuable customer, product, financial and employee information.
Keep Your Systems Up To Date
It’s important to ensure that operating systems, applications, and software are up to date regularly.
Having the latest updates will help close any security gaps that attackers look to exploit in your system. Keep on auto-updates to allow your company to always have the most recent and up to date security.
Have A Plan Of Action
It’s important to have a response plan in mind for when a scenario like this could occur, enabling your security team to have the knowledge of what steps to take if a ransomware attack occurs.
The plan itself should highlight employee roles during this attack and forms of communications used during an attack as well.
Security As A Service Solutions With Creative ITC
Creative ITC’s Security As A Service is designed to enhance internal security and ensure that your company benefits from a more robust and proactive security system.
Combining both the cloud-native Arctic Wolf® Platform and human expertise, our clients get an immediate response to threats. Contact us today to discuss our range of solutions.