Ransomware prevention is key.
A good prevention program has many parts. These practices are not only good for security hygiene, but they also enhance your IT network’s performance, reliability and resilience.
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Here are the main parts of a prevention program:
3. Find and assess risks: Evaluate each system component. Create a baseline for each device, system and software on your network.
4. Retire outdated devices: Upgrade any end-of-life systems or obsolete software that cannot cope with today’s environment.
5. Patch and upgrade: Ensure all devices have the latest operating software, current security versions and virus definitions.
6. Enhance training and awareness: Many ransomware and security breaches start with an employee’s mistake. They may click a link in an email or give access to the wrong person. Employee training must be an ongoing program, not just once or twice a year.
7. Perform backups: Ensure your systems and data protections back up your data often. Backups are critical for restoring your data if a breach does occur.
8. Enact business continuity and disaster recovery plans: Investing in a good continuity plan will help you prepare for unexpected events. It’s crucial to lessen a breach’s impact and reduce recovery time.
9. Plan for incident response: Despite all your efforts, you only have to get it wrong one time. Have a tested method to detect, respond and recover from a problem quickly.
10. Test and practice: These include penetration tests and social engineering exercises. You need to maintain a steady program to verify that your protections are working and to keep your team alert for potential new threats.