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How to Mitigate the Damage You See from Ransomware

How to Mitigate the Damage You See from Ransomware

This year saw a considerable rise in the number of high-profile ransomware attacks, so if you have not already considered what you are going to do to put a stop to them for your own business, you need to do so now. Thankfully, there appear to be several measures you can implement to limit the damages done by ransomware, and it all starts with some preparation.

To ensure adequate preparation, you will want to know your technology infrastructure backwards and forwards. If you understand the layout of your network and how your many different business units connect and communicate with each other, then congratulations; you are already one step ahead of the hackers. One of the first things that a hacker will try to do is get a feel for the layout of your network, so if you can find ways to partition off certain parts of your network, they should only be able to cause trouble for certain business units rather than the entire infrastructure.

If you let things get out of hand due to poor access control, then preventing damage from ransomware and other threats becomes astronomically more difficult. This is because it is often difficult for IT departments to monitor an entire network at the same time. However, if your systems are built in a way that makes movement difficult for hackers, it becomes easier to isolate problems and eliminate them.

Suffice to say that the battle between ransomware and other threats can be considered one of information. Before the hacker executes the attack, you have all of the information, so use this information to your advantage when putting together your cybersecurity strategy. Obviously it is preferable to keep hackers and ransomware threats out of your network entirely, but as evidenced by the many attacks initiated this year, this is not always possible. It is better to be prepared than to get caught off-guard.

Keep in mind that this advice can be applied to not just ransomware, but also to any threats that proliferate and run rampant on your infrastructure. Ransomware is the big, scary current threat that is often name-dropped, but there are countless other threats out there that can also be limited with a little bit of forethought and preparation. Measures like multi-factor authentication, unified threat management, and access control solutions will go a long way toward mitigating the damages done by ransomware and other threats.

If your business wants to start taking measures to limit the damages done to your network infrastructure by ransomware and other threats, we can help you by implementing preventative measures like the ones mentioned above. With us helming your cybersecurity strategy, you will have little to fear and can go about your day-to-day business confident that, should anything happen to your infrastructure, you can sufficiently handle it.

To learn more about what HUB Technology Solutions can do for your business, reach out to us at (204) 772-8822.

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