In the cyber sphere, ransomware is a hot topic these days. From shenanigans of WannaCry in more than 150 countries to the virtual hostage situation of Atlanta, ransomware has become one of the most reprehensible cyber threats for individuals and enterprises all over the world.
Majority of the security experts are in agreement that paying money to the attackers to remove ransomware is akin to extortion and therefore should be avoided as much as possible.
Worldwide fraternity of digital security expert has reached some common conclusions that can help in the prevention of ransomware attacks.
Updated System Security: The First Line of Defense
As per the general consensus, the first line of defense against ransomware attacks is the upgraded anti-malware software, firewalls and operating systems. Therefore, users must not show a lackadaisical attitude in updating all the features of their network security.
No Security Tool can Overwrite Human Factor
It is now a widely accepted fact that no matter how good your network security is, it can’t protect you from the blunders begotten by human carelessness and sometimes stupidity. Ransomware operators still rely on human factor to introduce their cryptovirological code in a network environment. Emails, anomalous web links, shady download attachments, unsolicited social media communications and the likes of them are the tools through which ransomware attackers try to exploit human factor.
For that matter, a vigilant and responsible use of internet on personal gadgets and devices connected to the digital networks of organizations should be a common practice everywhere. One study also suggests that ransomware attacks can be reduced by more than half if the operators fail to use human factor in their favor.
Regular Data Backup
Even though ransomware attacks are expanding in their scope, but still majority of them are prompted to lockdown the data. By setting up a regular routine of backing up crucial data, an organization will suffer less at the hand of perpetrators following a ransomware attack. To begin with, they don’t have to pay anything to the attackers to remove ransomware. Moreover, they can continue to run their operations without experiencing any downtime.
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