Security experts say it’s just a matter of time before another mass ransomware attack hits the UK. Is your business ready?
Ransomware is hugely profitable for cyber criminals, and when the next wave of ransomware hits it might be without the ‘kill switch’ that allowed 22-yr-old security researcher Marcus Hutchins to halt the spread of WannaCry.
Have you secured your computers?
If you haven’t already done so, you need to make sure that your computers have installed any updates that are available. Not updating your machines means you miss out on security upgrades and patches which protect your computer from cyber attacks. Tell your team to do the same.
Is your business data backed-up?
If your computer becomes infected with ransomware and you don’t have a back-up, you will have to pay to get your data back. But if you store your data off the network then you can avoid the ransom fee by wiping your computer and reinstalling from your malware-free back up.
Do your staff know how to recognise a suspicious email?
You should never click on links or open attachments from suspicious emails, and when an attack like Wannacrypt happens you should exercise even more caution. Our advice in these situations is to avoid clicking on any links from unsolicited or unexpected emails, in-app messages, texts, or any other form of e-communications.
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