Are you a small to medium-sized business? If you answered yes, ransomware is coming for you. Want to know more? Well in less than 10 minutes along with our partners WatchGuard we can educate and help protect you about the ever-growing threat of ransomware. First, our friend Ransombear has a message for you...
How Serious is the Threat of Ransomware?Ransomware is on the rise every single day, but don't just take our word for it. This infographic highlights some alarming statistics. (Click to enlarge)
Taking the First Steps to Protect Yourself
It's not a bad thing to be worried about ransomware. As the infographic above mentioned, 42% of SMB's like yourselves consider crypto-ransomware to be the biggest threat they face in business today. This is often down to two things, lack of user education and not having the correct tools in place. As shown in the video, cybercriminals will target your E-mail inbox to find a way into your business. Known as phishing, criminals will send you spoof emails disguised as real ones as a way into your business. Here's a handy infographic on five ways to protect yourself against phishing attacks. Can you spot Ransombear hiding in the background?...
Free E-book on RansomwareWant to learn about ransomware a little more in-depth? Our eight-page E-book gives a brief history of ransomware, how targeted attacks are becoming more frequent, your employees being the weakest link. Simply click below and you'll be taken to the pdf, no sign-up, emails or anything required!
The Best Practices for Ransomware ProtectionWhile educating your employees about ransomware is a good start, that cannot be all you do. You also need technical protection in the form of backups and an in-depth defence mechanism such as a firewall.
While preventing threats and attacks is always your ideal method of defence, you should always have a Plan B. In the case that an advanced malware attack, specifically ransomware, takes hold of your system, regularly performing data backups can provide peace of mind that your data is retrievable. Here are a few tips for backing up your information;
Ransomware attacks look to leverage every attack vector possible. The more layers of security that you have in place, the greater chance you have of stopping an attack that another layer could miss. These types of attacks are able to morph into something unique, evading traditional signature-based detection methods. Here are just a few critical security layers your organization should have in place;
WatchGuard Total SecurityHere at Superfast IT we recommend WatchGuard Total Security Suite. It allows your business to defend against advanced malware threats, including ransomware attacks. Total Security Suite not only enables your business to detect and remediate ransomware attacks but prevent them as well. By combining WatchGuard's WebBlocker, APT Blocker and Host Ransomware Prevention technology, it provides the most comprehensive set of security services available in one offering available on the market today. Individually, each of these solutions can protect against a stage of ransomware attacks.
- WebBlocker automatically denies users access to known malicious sites, but can also enable URL filtering which can block risky and inappropriate sites as well.
- With APT Blocker, users benefit from award-winning network sandboxing capabilities to detect suspicious threats, detonate them in a virtual environment, and stop the attack from executing on the network.
- Host Ransomware Prevention leverages behavioural analysis to specifically detect ransomware attacks, and prevent them before file encryption occurs.