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Practical tips to protect your organisation against ransomware

Encryption-based ransomware such as CryptoLocker or CryptoWall are on the rise. Fordway has been made aware of these emerging attacks on personal computers, servers and even network-based storage devices. Because of its stealthy nature and disastrous effects, ransomware is commonly perceived as a sophisticated, highly destructive and unstoppable malware threat. Here are some tips to help you protect yourself: Make sure you have a good backup policy and test it regularly Update your Operating System and keep it updated and patched Install a reputable security suite (AV, firewall, web filtering etc) Check your network security permissions and disable RDP access where possible Educate your staff to think twice before opening email attachments or clicking files from unknown sources. Get them to watch out for suspicious files...
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