how to avoid ransomware attack

How to protect yourself from a ransomware attack

In an era where data breaches are common, and cyber threats are on the rise, it’s important to ensure that your data isn’t at risk of being stolen by hackers. If you run a business, protecting yourself from a ransomware attack is not only vital to the health of your company but also to its employees.

According to Sophos’ global survey, “The State of Ransomware 2021”, 58% of them say ransomware is already so prevalent it is inevitable they will get hit and 41% of them say they are already experiencing an increase in attempted ransomware attacks.

“The findings confirm the brutal truth that when it comes to ransomware, it doesn’t pay to pay. Despite more organisations opting to pay a ransom, only a tiny minority of those who paid got back all their data,” said Chester Wisniewski, Sophos’ principal research scientist.

Despite all of the education and implementation techniques employed to be resilient against ransomware, organisations should still be prepared for the worst-case scenario . The approach to remediating ransomware as:
• Do not pay the ransom
• The only option is to restore data

With the recommendations previously outlined in this article, organisations should be prepared to have layers of resiliency to defend against a ransomware incident.

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How to protect yourself from a ransomware attack
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