Win the War Against Ransomware

6 TIPS TO FEND OFF SECURITY THREATS WITHOUT PAYING A KING’S RANSOM

Ransomware is indeed big business. But to win the war against this cyber threat, without
paying a king’s ransom, you need a strong defense. Rather than arming yourself with
catapults and battering rams, consider these six tips to protect against the threat of
ransomware and take control of your enterprise’s kingdom for good.
THE GROWING MALWARE THREAT
It has led many experts to think there is a true criminal-to-criminal
infrastructure behind ransomware development with potentially off-the-
shelf malware that can be used to speed new ransomware development.
RANSOMWARE: A BIG AND LUCRATIVE BUSINESS
What’s driving this dark business of ransomware? It’s distressingly
lucrative. According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, ransomware
attackers collected more than $209 million from victims during the first
three months of 2016 alone.
6 TIPS TO BUILD YOUR BEST DEFENSE
If you’re ready to protect your data from the increasing risk of ransomware,
consider these six tips. They just may ensure your organization can achieve
business continuity in the face of the unexpected malware attack.
    1. Protect Data, Regardless of Where It’s Stored.
    2. Integrate Your Data Protection Strategy.
    3. Employ a Dual Backup Configuration.
    4. Keep a “Gold” Image of Systems and Configurations.
    5. Protect Vulnerable Endpoints
    6. Train, and Retrain Your Users.

 

Don’t let the risk or cost of ransomware storm your organization’s castle.
It will wreak havoc on your valuable data and impact business continuity.
Instead, employ a multi-layer security strategy that not only includes anti-
malware, firewall, and hard disk and file encryption, but also data loss
prevention technology and standards-based data protection. Each are
critical to mitigate cybersecurity risks and protect vital information so you
can avoid business disruption without ever paying a king’s ransom.