5 Security Steps to Protect Users from Ransomware

Email     |     Share  
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7
Next Next

When in Doubt, Back It Up!

Consider replicating and storing important data on an external drive that is not connected to the hard drive within your computer or to the Internet. Backing up data is important because if lost or compromised, the data can still be retrieved from an isolated location. Make sure that when backing up your data, you’re able to access the information through another device, e.g., a brand new machine.

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.

 

Related Topics : Unisys, Stimulus Package, Security Breaches, Symantec, Electronic Surveillance

 
More Slideshows

Security117-190x128.jpg 5 Steps to Protect Executives from a Whale-Phishing Attack

Whaling is a type of spearphishing targeting "big fish" in an organization with access to sensitive, highly-valuable information. ...  More >>

Security116-190x128.jpg 5 Common Failures Companies Make Regarding Data Breaches

Five common failures companies make when preparing for, and responding to, a data breach, as well as guidance for companies on how they can tackle these issues. ...  More >>

Security115-290x195 Data-Centric Approach Starves Data-Hungry Cybercriminals

Incorporating security capabilities such as encryption, better control and management and a data security framework will help alleviate the burden breaches place on the organization and people's lives. ...  More >>

Subscribe to our Newsletters

Sign up now and get the best business technology insights direct to your inbox.