Maybe it’s happened to someone you know, or maybe it’s already happened to you. You sit down to work, only to find that you can’t access your important files. Worse yet, a message appears on the screen to tell you that your data has been encrypted, and that you’ll only get the decryption key if you pay a significant ransom.
At this point, most people don’t know what to do. Business screeches to a halt while you search for advice, help, a way out. But the truth is, if you haven’t taken steps in advance to prepare for a ransomware attack, by the time it gets this far, you will likely just have to pay up.
Fortunately, there is a lot you can do in advance to make ransomware and other advanced attacks less likely. And with the right backup solution in place, you can easily recover from a successful attack.
Barracuda has prepared a list of our top ten tips to prevent and recover from ransomware. Some are simple and straightforward, while others may be more challenging, depending on your organization’s culture, users, and architecture. But if you can adapt these tips into clear, consistent practices in ways that make sense for your particular environment, your vulnerability to a wide variety of threats will be greatly reduced.
Click here to download 10 Ways to Stay Safe Against Ransomware and Other Advanced Threats. (pdf)
Darius is a veteran of the network industry, with more than 21 years of experience in networking products, enterprise marketing and business development. He is currently Director of Product Marketing for Security at Barracuda Networks.