14 January 2020
Johannesburg - Ever wondered what all the Ransomware fuss is about or what Ransomware is?
Ransom malware, (Ransomware) is a type of malware (malicious software) that prevents users from accessing their systems or personal files and demands ransom payment in order to regain access.
There are several different ways that ransomware can infect your computer or even your entire business.
One of the more common ways that systems are infected is through social engineering. Social engineering is the description of methods that attackers use to get the victims to breach security protocol or give up private information. Another predominant tool is malspam, this is where unsolicited email is used to deliver malware usually in the form of attachments and website links.
Hendrik Jacobs, our Security expert agrees that the best way to protect your business from ransomware is to prevent it from happening in the first place. “There’s a lot of methods to use when dealing with ransomware infections, but they are imperfect solutions if the implementation thereof is not dealt with correctly. It often requires more technical skills than the average computer user and that is where Secured Enterprise comes in handy”
Secured Enterprise understands the importance of securing your business against cyber-attacks and network threats. Our protection and prevention programs are designed to thwart advanced malware attacks with real-time protection. Our methodology is simple and effective. It has evolved into an action plan that is linked to a secure cloud-management methodology.
At Secured Enterprise, we understand that cyber security is about managing risk, but it is equally about enabling your business to take advantage of the opportunities in today’s digital world in a safe way. We ensure that your systems and software are updated and free from ransomware. Secure back-ups of your data are created and regulated on a daily basis which includes high-level encryption and multiple-factor authentication.
Ransomware can strike at any time and spreads quickly, so it is of paramount importance to play it safe. Here are some tips on preventing your business to be the next target:
1. Invest in good cybersecurity technology – Secured Enterprise.
2. Do not click on any links that seems suspicious.
3. Do not open untrusted email attachments.
4. Only download from trusted sites.
5. Share files and data carefully.
6. Never use unfamiliar USB’s or hard drives.
7. Patch and update your software regularly.
8. Do regular back-ups.
9. Be educated and aware on malspam.
10. Create strong passwords.
11. Don’t pay ransom if your business got infected.
For more information on our services or if you would like a personal consultation with one of our experts, contact us on +27 11 506 8600 or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org.