5 Security Steps to Protect Users from Ransomware

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Understand Other Security Measures

In addition to securing your data via encryption, consider other security measures such as advanced threat protection technology that protects your network not just from the outside perimeter, but also from within the network. An integrated, layered approach to security will increase the chances of successfully fighting back a cyber criminal with malicious intent.

Advanced security hacking techniques known as ”ransomware attacks” are on the rise, especially in the health care industry. Ransomware occurs when a cyber criminal encrypts an unsuspecting user’s data and demands payment in return for access. In most cases, there is not much to be done if data is stolen by a cyber criminal, and while it’s difficult to say whether any of these attacks could have been prevented, it is important to know about the proactive security measures organizations can take against acts such as ransomware. In this slideshow, WinMagic COO Mark Hickman offers five tips for protecting against ransomware.

 

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