6 cybersecurity measures to take against ransomware

Ransomware is one of the most potent cybersecurity threats of today.

Fail to protect your business against it, and you risk losing your valuable work-related files forever.

So, with that in mind, here’s what you can do to bolster your defences:

  1. Scan emails before they reach the recipients

If your employees are not sufficiently trained, they may fall prey to phishing scams.

The solution is to scan emails before they reach their inboxes.

  1. Think twice before paying the ransom

In the unfortunate event of having your files encrypted, paying the ransom seems like the necessary evil if you really need them back.

The problem? You’re not guaranteed to get them back even if you do.

  1. Change the default passwords

Changing the default login credentials on your access points is a no-brainer.

That will make it harder for the hackers to guess their way through.

  1. Keep your system up to date

Updating your system on a regular basis ensures that no vulnerabilities are present, so hackers won’t be able to take advantage of them.

  1. Backup your data

You should make regular backups of your data, at least the most important ones.

That way, you’ll be able to restore your most crucial files if ransomware gets the best of your devices.

  1. Have a response plan in place

If ransomware finds its way past your defences, have a plan on how to deal with it that goes beyond the technical aspects.

Think in terms of informing the press, your customers, etc.

This is one of the GDPR requirements.