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Six Tips to Reduce The Risk of a Ransomware Attack

Posted by Dave Woodfine on May 14, 2021 10:20:12 AM

Ransomware is difficult to protect against as the criminals themselves are security experts who carefully review and target their victims. Attackers are becoming increasingly skilled at exploiting vulnerable services and unpatched software, with almost three-quarters of Ransomware attacks managing to successfully encrypt private company data. According to a 2020 survey by Sophos, 51% of organisations were hit by Ransomware in the last year. The criminals succeeded in encrypting the data in 73% of these attacks.  

 

Most Ransomware breaches require some type of end-user interaction, whether that’s opening a malicious email attachment or clicking on a link. At FluidOne, we understand that it is easy to fall victim to an attack when users don't know to be vigilant. To avoid becoming another statistic, we have teamed up with our security expert partner, Cyber Security Associates, to bring you some top tips to help you protect your IT infrastructure and reduce your risk of a ransomware attack.  

 

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Taking on board the above tips will help your company prepare against increasingly sophisticated Ransomware attacks. However, we also highly recommend deploying effective services like CSA’s Borderpoint to provide state-of-the-art security incident detection with real-time monitoring, and AppGuard for world-class protection against all end-point and server Ransomware and malware. Don't let a breach test your security, deploy effective protection now! 

Whilst the most common cause of security breaches is human error, regularly educating your staff to ensure they practice good cyber hygiene will drastically reduce your risk. CSA offers comprehensive training via E-learning courses for all abilities to equip your staff with the necessary skills and knowledge to remain cyber secure. 

To find out more about these services, our E-learning courses, and how we can help your business stay secure, get in touch!

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About the author

Dave Woodfine, Co-founder and Managing Director, Cybersecurity Associates

 

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Before founding Cyber Security Associates, Dave served in the Royal Air Force for over 20 years as a senior engineering officer. Alongside growing and building the CSA business and brand, Dave continues to provide strategic cyber consultancy advice and guidance, where he will take a business through the challenge of dealing with cyber security and the risks associated. He is able to map business requirements to information security, provide innovative processes, strategic recommendations and proposed solutions to enhance cyber security.

Dave is the Chairman of the Gloucestershire Local Enterprise Partnership Cyber Security Business Group, which provides advice and guidance to the business community in the county.

 

 

Topics: Home Office, working from home, ransomware