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 a recent report*:
The UK has the highest number of attacks overall with 54 percent of UK companies hit by ransomware
More than half (58 percent) of UK companies paid the ransom
The UK had the highest amount of revenue loss worldwide with 60 percent of companies saying a ransomware attack cost them financially
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
* https://press.malwarebytes.com/2016/08/03/major-international-study-finds-nearly-40-percent-of-enterprises-hit-by-ransomware-in-the-last-year, 3 Aug., 2016
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