5 Security Steps to Protect Users from Ransomware

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Make sure to always install the latest security updates for your system. Patches are pushed out by OS providers for a reason – to protect end users from unknowingly compromising their data. Patching a security flaw will prevent cyber criminals from breaking into a network or standalone PC through a gaping hole. But remember, you can only be prompted by your OS provider to install a security patch, if your OS provider still supports this kind of protocol.

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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