Tips to Avoid Ransomware

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Tips to Avoid Ransomware

Combatting ransomware is always on the forefront of cyber news. This week an article by Joe Merces, the former CIO of the New York City Law Department (the world’s largest public sector law firm) and now CEO for Cloud Daddy was published on the best practices for avoiding ransomware.

Merces recommends three key components:

1.Cyber Hygiene: This is an obvious one but cannot be underrated! Passwords must be changed regularly, and everyone must remain diligent while browsing their inbox.

2. Best practices: Best practices in this context covers updating existing tech, using preventative technologies, and communication. To have the best practice for updating existing tech, put a priority on pushing out patches, use cloud web application firewalls and credential monitoring to stay a step ahead with preventative tech, and communicate with your security team and employees about what they should be doing as individuals and as a team.

3. Testing disaster recovery plans: This point is self-explanatory, you need a test to see if your backup plans work. You wouldn’t leave the fire alarms untested!

With ransomware being seen all over the world from Atlanta to Moscow to Sydney, it is something every business should take into account.

Find the entire article HERE…

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Samantha Keller
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