Ransomware Prevention

Ransomware should not be taken lightly by any business.  While mainstream news outlets report on the large corporations that are being held hostage, many small and medium businesses in our area are also being affected.  You may know someone that has been the victim of ransomware. Consider the recent attacks on Wasaga Beach and Midland Townships. They did not have the right plan in place to protect the data and operations of their operations and became subject to ransomware attacks. 

The reality is that most businesses will be hit by ransomware at some point.

While, there are ways to protect yourself and minimize the impact of such an attack on your business, it is important to note that there is no silver bullet to completely block the attacks. However, there are effective strategies to reduce the likelihood and ensure your business can survive the attack, without paying ransom.

Here are 3 key things you should have in place:

Secure your Network
Secure your Network with adequate Detection and Protection Solutions.
There are 5 key aspects to securing your network against ransomware, malicious viruses, and cyber attacks. Click here to learn more - As you read through them, consider your own IT environment and the level of security you currently have in place. 

Train your Staff
Train your Staff on Safe Email Practices.
Take the time to train your staff on safe emailing practices. Without this in place, all the technology in the world can't protect you. Register for a Safe Emailing Session for your employees with pavliks.com.

Backup your Data
Backup your Business Data Offsite.
As the last line of defense, and the most important solution to have in place, is a reliable Backup and Disaster Recovery solution. Your data should be backed up to a physical appliance, other than your corporate server(s), for quick restoration when required. All backups should be monitored and tested regularly. Learn more about reliable Backup and Disaster Recovery Solutions and how you can save your data and your business.

IT Survival Guide

Click here to Download our IT Survival Guide
to learn more about how your Business can Survive and Thrive in the Digital Era

IT Survival Guide by pavliks.com

CyberSecurity Survival Checklist

Click here to Download our Ransomware Survival Checklist
to see if your Business is well protected

Ransomware Survival Checklist by pavliks.com

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