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Top tips for securing your network from ransomware
It is truly alarming how everyone—individuals, small businesses, right up to global corporations—is now a target for ransomware attacks. A successful attack can be terribly costly, and not just financially.
Brand reputations—and professional reputations—can be damaged beyond repair.
But there is a lot you can do to reduce the risk for your customers.
Here are the top 10 tips toprotect your customers from ransomware attacks:
Know your environment
To protect your environment, you must know every detail of your IT environment. This includes
hardware, software, SaaS applications, and remote devices, whether they are pre-existing or new ones that
recently joined the network.
Secure all Internet threat vectors
Modern, advanced attacks exploit multiple attack vectors, including user behavior, applications,
and systems. The six main attack vectors are email, web applications, remote users, on-site users, the
network perimeter, and remote access. A comprehensive security posture should extend across all these vectors.
Secure devices with next-gen antivirus
Antivirus is an essential defense against ransomware. A next-gen antivirus solution with a multilayered
protection approach that includes web, file, and remote access analyzes along with behavioral analysis of
suspicious files in a cyber-sandbox is required to prevent ranswomare.
Educate your end users
User behavior can be your single greatest vulnerability. Good security is a combination
of enforcement, monitoring, and user education—especially against threats like phishing, spear
phishing, typo-squatting, and social engineering.
Don’t forget their remote workforce
The mobile revolution drives productivity, collaboration, and innovation, but it also means much of
your workforce is outside the network perimeter—often connecting via personal devices. This creates a
huge potential gap in your customers' security if not properly protected.
Some of these tips may be more challenging to implement than others, but CloudHost
is here to help. We offer many solutions, services, and resources to help you reclaim and secure
your network and IT estate. Check out our cyber security page for more info or contact us today
to learn how.