When fighting ransomware, prevention is your first line of defense.
Because you know the value of prevention, you:
- Educate end users not to open emails or attachments from unknown senders or download software from torrent sites
- Install and enable antivirus software
- Keep Windows or other operating systems patched and updated
- Employ email security tools and policies
- Avoid running Microsoft Office applications on servers and limit browsing
But what if prevention fails?
The damage these viruses can cause to businesses goes beyond data loss, which in and of itself can be devastating. Companies can experience revenue and productivity loss as well as damage to reputation.
Whether it's WannaCry, Petya, or the next big outbreak, no business is ever really safe from malware.
According to the FBI:
Ransomware is on track to be a billion-dollar industry1
On average, 4,000 ransomware attacks occurred daily during 2016, a 300 percent increase over 2015 numbers2
Ransoms paid during the first quarter of 2016 were $209 million3
But businesses can protect themselves with a disaster recovery plan that includes:
1. Frequent and consistent backups that are checked regularly
2. Replication of these backups to an offsite source that malicious software can’t touch
1 http://www.nbcnews.com/tech/security/ransomware-now-billion-dollar-year-crime-growing-n704646, Jan. 9, 2017
2 https://www.justice.gov/criminal-ccips/file/872771/download, June 2016
3 http://money.cnn.com/2016/04/15/technology/ransomware-cyber-security/, April 15, 2016
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