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Take the Steps to Stop Ransomware

October 10, 2019

There has been a spate of ransomware attacks in 2019. Some had hoped that the trend had died off in 2018. That’s not the case. Ransomware is here to stay and is targeting all types of organizations. What can be done to stop ransomware attacks?

Take the Steps to Stop Ransomware

What is ransomware?

Ransomware is a form of malware. Once the malware is in your systems, it encrypts as much data as possible and sends a message demanding a payment. Hackers claim that without a payment of a ransom, the encryption keys to regain control of your data will not be handed over.

It’s a type of attack designed to inspire fear in its targets. The potential loss of data, the downtime it causes and the potential reputational damage such an attack can cause is unfortunately often successful in inspiring fear and payment.

What can be done to stop ransomware attacks?

There is a simple reason why organizations should never pay hackers in a ransomware attack: it simply makes them a target again in the future.

Organizations need to get ahead of the game and install cyber security solutions that can help prevent them from being an easy target.

Through the use of advanced encryption, user access control, AI and backup & recovery, Global Data Sentinel equips you with a range of solutions that detects and prevents ransomware at every stage.

Our advanced encryption for every file on your system makes it harder for ransomware to read, attack and encrypt in the first place. On top of that, our stringent access control measures make the initial breach far less likely.

Should a breach take place, our AI discovers suspicious activity quickly and shuts it down. And as a last resort, our backup and recovery solutions are a fail-safe that help organizations rout out issues and recover with incredible speed.

There are solutions you can employ today that can help make ransomware a less scary proposition.

Senate passes new laws

The US Senate has recently passed a ransomware law that should help all organizations when the malware strikes.

The new law will increase federal support to organizations hit by malware attacks. It requires the Department for Homeland security to build a dedicated ransomware support team, helping organizations prevent attacks and crucially helping in incident responses.

It’s great to see the Government taking the risk of ransomware more seriously and passing such bill. Nevertheless, organizations should focus on employing solutions that eliminates the risk of ransomware themselves.