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Protect your Network Against Ransomware Attack

With the rise in Ransomware incidents and the schemes/attacks now being a major source of income for the criminal’s businesses now need to be more vigilant and also need to have proper practices in place so they are fully protected. To maintain the integrity of your data, companies need to consider how to protect and recover from a Ransomware attack

A major element in the protection of your system is to implement various security levels such as:

1.       All mail to be scanned via an External Mail Spamming Service before it is delivered either to your 365 Account or to an Mail Server within your premises

2.       Protecting your business with a Professional Grade Firewall (Such As a Sonicwall Firewall with Capture enabled, for Ransomware Protection), this will scan all traffic in and out of the building

3.       Implement scanning of all desktops and Server with “paid for”, not free Endpoint Protection (Sophos Cloud endpoint, used to protect against Viruses/Malware and Sophos Intercept X (Used for Ransomware protection

4.       Carry out a regularly audit of your estate in terms of when/if security patches and updates have been applied

5.       Know where your data is stored and who has access to the data

6.       Employ an effective Backup Strategy, have both in house and off-site backup copies beyond simple snapshots.

7.       Use multiple recovery points for Backup

8.       Using cloud backup which is not visible to local administrator system account.

 

EDUCATION is vitally important in any security strategy, your end users can be your worst enemy in terms of protecting your Data

1.       Cyber Security Training, educating end users, is vitality important and needs to be carried out on a regular basis.

2.       Show users what they need to do if they receive an email from an unknown source with attachments or links.

3.       Do not install software downloaded directly from the internet

4.       Be aware when clicking on links embedded within emails

5.       Encourage Users if they are suspicious to report it to IT Department 

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