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How to Protect Your Business From Ransomware

Created at October 7, 2020

How to Protect Your Business From Ransomware

In the spirit of Cybersecurity Awareness Month, we’re taking some time to remind you about one of the most malicious of all cyberattacks: ransomware.

Since its creation in 1989, ransomware has quickly evolved into one of the most dangerous cybersecurity threats to unsuspecting businesses, individuals, and their private information. In its over 30 years of development, it “has gone nuclear,” causing 41% of all cyber insurance claims in H1 2020 and contributing to projected damage costs of over $20 billion by next year. It’s sophisticated, it’s constantly evolving to counteract preventative measures put in place, and it’s not going anywhere. Here are a few ways to protect your business and its sensitive information from ever-changing ransomware threats.

Back Up Your Data

Without a data loss prevention plan in place, a business is never really impervious to attack. Ensure that your data is protected with regularly scheduled backups, offsite storage, and a plan to recover what could be lost.

Create and Protect Strong Passwords

Never underestimate the power of strong passwords. Powerful password protection can mean the difference between keeping your data out of the hands of cybercriminals and subjecting your business to downtime, data loss, possible intellectual property theft, and more. If passwords aren’t your strong suit, allow us to suggest a solution.

Educate Your Employees on Ransomware

Typically, an employee’s inability to effectively identify or navigate cybersecurity threats is what leads to information being taken hostage. With cybersecurity awareness training, employees can become more aware of malicious content, transform themselves into human firewalls, and confidently defend the front lines between your information and those that would seek to steal and compromise it.

As ransomware continues to evolve to overcome protection plans put in place, it’s becoming more imperative that you and your entire team know how to stay ahead of it. That’s precisely what cybersecurity awareness training with Blue Layer will teach you.

Click here to learn how our team can help protect yours from ransomware today.

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