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On-going ransomware risks

Ransomware attacks doubled in 2021, meaning ransomware remains a persistent threat in 2022. Many businesses still don’t know to prepare for, or defend against, a ransomware attack. A successful ransomware infection can very quickly devastate a business, as it can permanently destroy all business data. Everyone needs to be vigilant against potential ransomware attacks in their day-to-day lives.

How to recover from a ransomware attack?

If you do get infected, paying the ransom is not recommended, and it can cost thousands or even millions. If you did pay, cyber criminals can never be trusted to supply the decryption codes. Having regular, secure backups to recover from is a good idea, but backups take time and resources to recover.

How to prevent a ransomware attack?

They say prevention is better than the cure, and ransomware is a prime example. Almost every ransomware infection can be traced to just two entry points: missing security patches, and phishing. Securing these can shut the door on hackers trying to get into your network, effectively stopping ransomware before it starts.

Defense.com™ has tools to help you do this. Missing patches can be detected by running regular vulnerability scans. Our scan engines are always up-to-date with the latest threat data, and the reports quickly let you know what needs patching.

Phishing can be countered by having a cyber-aware employee base. And the best awareness comes from regular training. Defense.com™ makes it easy to deliver video-based training to your entire staff base, with tools to track and test engagement levels.

These two security defences will go a long way to helping you keep ransomware firmly out of your business – for the new year and beyond.


Let us help secure your business today

As always, for more information on how to manage threats facing your business, get in touch with our friendly team.