As we have recently seen in the news, Ransomware is still a very big issue for businesses. Ransomware is when someone with malicious intent locks your data and holds it hostage until you make a payment. Some strains of ransomware can attack other computers connected to the same network. Say you enter a coffee shop and your computer gets infected through a malicious link. The virus can travel to every computer in that coffee shop and infect them as well. ITC can help protect your company from these types of malicious attacks.
Keeping your data secured is our number one priority here at ITC. We want to ensure that you are always protected and prepared for these kinds of attacks. You can check out NPR’s article WannaCry Ransomware: What We Know.
Protection Against Ransomware
ITC offers data security and backup for your company so you know you are always protected against attacks. There are a couple of steps that you can follow to further protect your company and employees.
If you receive an email from a sender that you do not recognize, it is best not to open it. Don‘t open any links that seem off or unrecognizable. Suspicious emails with downloadable content should be approached cautiously. If you do happen to click on one by accident, then you should disconnect your computer from the internet and shut it down immediately. This can help protect the other computers connected to the network so the virus does not spread to them.
Sometimes employees will bring their own personal computers to work to use instead. Install the latest antivirus on them to make sure they are also protected from attacks. All computers connected to the network should be secured so there’s no chance for a virus to infiltrate. Make sure your employees receive proper training on how to handle an attack if one were to occur. Need some help? ITC can help safeguard all computers so you don’t have to worry.
Establish a disaster plan in case something happens. One can never know if/when an attack will happen. Train your employees to take the necessary steps for dealing with a ransomware attack. Disconnecting and shutting down your computers should be the first step. Send out a wide alert across the company to make sure all employees are aware of the situation.
Backup Your Data
Back up your data frequently. Have a system in place that systematically saves data into a secured hard drive for safe keeping. You can also hire a professional company, like us, to ensure that all your data is backed up and secured at all times. It’s always better to be safe than sorry.
Ransomware can be a big issue for your company if you are not properly protected. Some hackers can hold your data hostage and ask for money to release it. It’s better to protect yourself beforehand so you don’t fall into those situations. ITC can help you protect all your systems. Complete our online form to Schedule a Free IT Analysis to get started protecting your company today.