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Ransomware is a type of malicious software that encrypts the victim’s files and demands a ransom payment in exchange for the decryption key. It is a growing threat in today’s digital age, with cybercriminals increasingly targeting individuals, businesses, and even government agencies.

How to prepare for ransomware

Take a look at these tips to help you or your company better prepare for devistating attacks. Don’t wait!

Use anti-virus software at all times!

Keep all computers fully patched.

Restrict or prohibit the use of personal devices from internal networks!

Limit the amount of admin access your employees have! If they don't need it, don't give it to them!

Avoid clicking on links or opening files from unknown emails!

Get Cyber Insurance!

Perform and test regular back ups of data. Make sure the data can be accessed in the event you are locked out of your computer!

Maintain a list of contacts (internal and external). Know their roles in the recovery process in the event of randsomware. This includes law enforcement and even CET!

What happens if ransomware occurs and we don't have an incident plan in place?

Poor planning can lead to some dreadful consequences. Without a back up or plan of recovery, there is no garentee that the key can be decrypted and your data unlocked. It is VERY important to have these crucial things in place BEFORE disaster strikes!