Ransomware – Simple Steps to Online Safety

Source: DVIDS, https://www.dvidshub.net/image/4057720/ransomware-stay-safe
Source: DVIDS, https://www.dvidshub.net/image/4057720/ransomware-stay-safe

Presented: November 13, 2017 12:00 pm
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Ransomware is advanced malware designed to take over your computer and encrypt your files – locking you out!

To protect your organization, follow a few guidelines:

  1. Vigilance in end-user training.
    • Teach users to identify suspicious files such as untrusted attachments
  2. Invest in available security technologies such as:
    • Anti-virus software network monitoring web appliance gateways
  3. Apply the principle of least privilege on your network
    • This can reduce the spread of an infection
  4. Perform regular backups on critical information systems.
    • Having a backup allows for quick recovery
  5. If you are infected, consider isolating and disconnecting the device
    • Weigh the risk of data loss, recovery, or paying the ransom

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