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Is Your Business Safe From Ransomware?

Are you tired of hearing about ransomware? Well, you’re not alone.
Unfortunately, however, major ransomware attacks keep happening for one simple reason: they’re effective. It’s your responsibility to make sure you understand how ransomware works, as well as how to defend your business.
Learn all about ransomware protection in our latest video:

3 Components Of Effective Ransomware Defense

Passwords Policies
If you’re not repeating passwords, then you won’t be vulnerable to further breaches when a hacker gets your info. But that’s easier said than done, right? As we explored above, you have a lot of different accounts – so how can you be expected not to repeat a memorable password here or there?
It may be nearly impossible to do on your own, which is why you should use a Password Manager. A password manager generates, keeps track of, and retrieves complex and long passwords for you to protect your vital online information.
It also remembers your PINS, credit card numbers, and three-digit CVV codes if you choose this option. Plus, it provides answers to security questions for you. All of this is done with strong encryption that makes it difficult for hackers to decipher.

Antivirus & Firewall
Your antivirus and firewall are your first line of defense for keeping your information safe. A firewall is a particular type of solution that maintains the security of your network. It blocks unauthorized users or suspicious connections from gaining access to your data. Firewalls are deployed via hardware, software, or a combination of the two. At the same time, antivirus software can help to prevent, detect, and remove malware.

Educate Your Employees
Train your staff to ask themselves these key questions before opening an email…

  • Do I know the sender of this email?
  • Does it make sense that it was sent to me?
  • Can I verify that the attached link or PDF is safe?
  • Does the email threaten to close my accounts or cancel my cards if I don’t provide information?
  • Is this email really from someone I trust or does it just look like someone I trust? What can I do to verify?
  • Does anything seem “off” about this email, its contents, or the sender?

You can also ask for help – LAN Infotech will help implement robust security measures, deploying security devices like firewalls, patching, antivirus software updates, intrusion, and gateway protection to name a few.
For more information on how to protect your business from ransomware, click here to get in touch with our experts or call (954) 717-1990 today!