How to Prevent a Ransomware Attack

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Executive Summary

According to a 2020 survey by Sophos, 51% of organisations were hit by Ransomware in the last year. The criminals succeeded in encrypting the data in 73% of these attacks. At CSA, we know that these criminals are security experts who use sophisticated methods against targeted victims. Attackers are becoming increasingly skilled at exploiting vulnerable services and unpatched software, which is how almost three-quarters of Ransomware attacks manage to successfully encrypt private company data.

Most Ransomware breaches require some type of end-user interaction, whether that’s opening a malicious email attachment or clicking on a link. At CSA, we understand that it is easy to fall victim to an attack when users don't know to be vigilant. To avoid becoming another statistic, we have pulled together some top tips to help you protect your IT infrastructure and reduce your risk of a ransomware attack.

Taking on board the above tips will help your company prepare against increasingly sophisticated Ransomware attacks. However, we also highly recommend deploying effective services like Borderpoint to provide state-of-the-art security incident detection with real-time monitoring, and AppGuard for world-class protection against all end-point and server Ransomware and malware. Don't let a breach test your security, deploy effective protection now!

Whilst the most common cause of security breaches is human error, regularly educating your staff to ensure they practice good cyber hygiene will drastically reduce your risk. We offer comprehensive training via E-learning courses for all abilities to equip your staff with the necessary skills and knowledge to remain cyber secure.

To find out more about these services, our E-learning courses, and how we can help your business stay secure, get in touch!

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