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Preventing a Ransomware Attack

Leslie Whitten

If you have been paying attention at all, or even just reading the titles of these blogs, you know that ransomware is one of the biggest cyber risks that your company is currently facing.  There are steps you can take (which should be in your cyber security policy) to prevent the initial intrusion, such as using VPNs and two factor authentication when employees are working remotely.  Furthermore, a ransomware attack takes time and there are warning signs, such as unexpected software tools appearing on the network.  Your employees should be instructed to get IT involved if anything with the system seems unusual and unexpected.  ZDNet has a great article on preventing ransomware attacks here.  It could be very useful in helping to create policies or train employees on ransomware attack prevention.  As always, contact us with questions on your policies or breach response plan.