5 Security Steps to Protect Users from Ransomware

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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.


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