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How to Protect Your Business Against Ransomware

There isn’t a single fool-proof method for protecting your business against ransomware. It takes a collective effort by leadership, employees and sometimes even a managed IT solution to completely protect an organization. With the amount of cyber attacks increasing worldwide every day, it can seem like it’s impossible to protect your business. However, education can go a long way in creating a more secure organization, and here are some tips you can implement in yours.

Confirm An Email Sender Before Opening Attachments

One of the most common ways cyber criminals gain access to an organization’s files is by sending phishing emails or emails containing malicious attachments. If anything about a particular email looks suspicious, be sure to report it to your IT managed solution provider and definitely do not click on any attachments until it has been cleared. Hackers will send emails using names employees are familiar with, and if the employee doesn’t look at the sender’s email address, they could be putting their company’s disaster recovery service to work in a hurry.

Beware of Phone Calls Requesting Company Information

You should always be suspicious when you get a phone call asking for specific company information. The person on the other end of the line may seem legitimate, but you can never be too safe. For example, you may receive a call from someone stating they are your bank and asks you to verify banking or other financial information. Never provide this information to them, and hang up and call your bank yourself to verify the legitimacy of the requests. The general rule of thumb from your managed IT solution is to never provide sensitive information like this to anyone unless you are the one initiating the call, or if you were expecting the call to come in.

Ensure Employees Understand Cybersecurity

One of the best ways to protect any organization is to ensure the employees are on the same page when it comes to cybersecurity. Having 24/7 computer support available is essential nowadays, especially when so many companies do business around the clock with mobile capabilities. You don’t have to hold boring and lengthy seminars about cybersecurity, but it could be valuable to create an interactive and engaging environment around the topic. There’s also some added incentive for employees to prioritize cybersecurity if they know how it could directly impact their workflow or job in general, so never hesitate to discuss those points as well.

At Single Point of Contact, we are more than just a disaster recovery service. We also offer 24/7 computer support, since you never know when an IT disaster will strike. When you work with us, our goal is to provide you with peace of mind from an IT security standpoint, so you can focus on more important things. To learn more about our services and how we can protect you from ransomware and other threats, feel free to contact us at any time.

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