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This is how you prevent a ransomware attack

Published on 06/09/2017 in News

This is how you prevent a ransomware attack

Ransomware – such as WannaCry – is a new form of cyber criminality. It’s one in which criminals introduce malicious software into your company via a phishing e-mail, an attachment or a contaminated website. This ransomware then locks up your hard drive, and until a ransom has been paid, nobody can access their data.

Preventing ransomware in 7 steps
  • Make sure your IT infrastructure is protected by specialists
  • Ensure the most recent security updates have been installed on the operating systems of all your computers. It will prevent ransomware from spreading within your company.
  • Regularly update your security software.
  • Be wary of unforeseen e-mails, especially if they contain hyperlinks and/or attachments.
  • Be vigilant if any e-mail attachment recommends you turn on macros to properly see content. If you are not sure that the e-mail source can be trusted then do not turn on the macros and delete the e-mail immediately.
  • Back up all important data. If you have a backup, you won’t need to worry as much if ever criminals make access to your data impossible.
  • Disable your firewall for so called killswitch URLs.
Proximus protects your company against ransomware

Our advice? Have your important data protected by Proximus-security experts. They have the know-how and experience required to ensure ransomware isn’t able to take your company hostage:

  • Security solutions for endpoints and servers: we protect your PCs, laptops and servers to prevent files becoming encrypted by ransomware.
  • Network security: we control  your incoming and outgoing network traffic with Next-Generation Firewalls and IPS.
  • Data encryption: we use e-mail and web proxy to neutralise cyber-attacks that use attachments and hyperlinks.
  • Proximus managed security services: we configure and manage your security settings following best-practice security methodologies and the most recent threat information.
  • Back up/Disaster Recovery: with Proximus Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service (DraaS), you can copy all your critical information to the cloud. With this back up, you can reset your different devices to where they were before any infection.
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