Malicious software (malware) known as ransomware threatens to publish or prevent access to data or a computer system, typically by encrypting it, unless the victim pays the attacker a ransom. Attacks using ransomware are all too typical these days. Cybercriminals target organizations both large and small, and victims come from every sector of the economy.
While ransomware attacks have resulted in catastrophic consequences for many organizations, there are lessons we have learned from ransomware in 2022.
Put Time Into Security Systems and Training
The weakest link in the security chain is typically the end user. As such, time and effort must be applied here to ensure that your organization is properly secured against the cyber security risks in this ever-changing landscape.
Recognize The Significance of Password Security
Your employees should be continuously informed about the significance of password security. Incorporate the following within your approach for password education:
- Make sure your passwords are lengthy, complex, and contain letters, numbers, symbols, and both upper- and lowercase letters.
- Never, ever use the same password across multiple websites. Every site you’ve used that password on is at risk if one of these passwords is exposed in a data breach.
- Never divulge your passwords to others.
- Don’t use dictionary terminology in your writing.
- To assist customers in securely managing complicated, one-of-a-kind passwords, investing money on password management programs can be very useful.
Have a Backup Strategy Put in Place
Before they are unavailable, we often do not fully appreciate the significance and influence of your digital communications tools. Don’t wait until your website or communications software is compromised to come up with a backup plan.
Avoiding Ransomware Attacks
Even the most advanced software companies are vulnerable to a ransomware attack. Be ready with strong security measures, a dynamic team of professionals, a cyber-crime communications strategy, and a technological backup plan before this tragic event affects your business.
Contact JENLOR today to learn how to keep your business and employees protected from the threat of a ransomware attack.