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As ransomware cases continue to rise, you must implement strategies to secure your data from cyber-attacks. When it comes to guarding your network against ransomware, it’s better to be safe than sorry. Having a watchful eye and endpoint protection and response software can help you achieve this. In this article, we will discuss how to better protect your network from attacks such as ransomware.
What is Ransomware?Ransomware is a kind of malware that locks you out of your files. Once your data is encrypted, you won’t be able to access them without having to pay ransom. Upon payment, the attacker may or may not restore data. There are several ways for ransomware to get access to a computer. One of the most common delivery tactics is a phishing scam. It sends email attachments over the victim’s computer. Once they are downloaded and opened, they can take over the victim’s computer. Those with built-in social engineering techniques can deceive people into authorizing administrative access. Other violent forms of ransomware exploit security gaps to infect computers without having to trick users. After penetrating your defenses, attackers will give instructions on how to pay for the ransom (to get the decryption key). The cost for this may range from a few hundred dollars to thousands, depending on the size of your company.
How Do You Know If You’re a Potential Target of a Ransomware Attack?You may be vulnerable to a ransomware if:
- Your device is outdated
- Your software is unpatched
- Browsers and/or operating systems obsolete
- You don’t have a proper backup plan
- You don’t have a security solution
- You’re not paying attention to cybersecurity, and you don’t have a concrete strategy in place