5 Security Steps to Protect Users from Ransomware

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Protect Admin Passwords

If you see the user account control come up asking for the Administrative password, think twice; ask yourself do you really want to initiate the UAC dialog? If you’re not 100 percent sure, click NO!

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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