Falling for ransomware can have some very hefty consequences. But there are ways to protect yourself and your organization. We have put together our top 4 tips, so you don’t get locked out by ransomware. Protect yourself with these quick tips so you don’t pay!

Major Keys to Ransomware Protection

  1. Back-Up Your Files
    Ransomware will look for files to encrypt or delete. Ensure all files are backed up to a secondary location like a secure cloud storage service or another storage media. This protection can make files inaccessible to edits or deletion by cybercriminals.
  2. Only Use Secure Networks
    Cybercriminals look for persons connected to unsecured Wi-Fi networks to track their internet usage. Using a verified and secure network will assist in adding a layer of protection.
  3. Keep Security Software Up to Date
    Security software that is not up to date is an easy target for cybercriminals that try to infiltrate systems. Updates for these types of software are generally done to protect against new cyber threats.
  4. Never Pay the Ransom!
    Cybercriminals are always trying to deceive and take advantage of people. If you suspect you have fallen victim to a ransomware attack, make sure to disconnect any devices from your network and contact your organization’s IT team immediately.