You are likely to have heard of the ransomware attacks that have affected hundreds of thousands of computers around the world, including our own NHS. The risk from ransomware, such as the one utilised in the Friday cyber-attacks known as WannaCry, and other malware is very real and you should be taking full notice of it and what you can do to prevent it. It’s only just happened and it can happen again at any time.
There is a multitude of things you can do to help stop these attacks from happening in the first place or trying to minimise the damage in case you do find yourself in such a predicament. The first thing to say is if you do find you have been the victim of an attack we would strongly recommend visiting the The National Cyber Security Centre webpage which can offer advice on what to do in event of this.
What you can do right now to try to prevent an attack and minimise damage on your systems is simple and is as follows:
If you follow through on these steps you should be in a much safer position with IT than you were previously. To really be secure and protect from more than just ransomware there is a few more things you should make sure you’re doing:
If you follow all these steps you are likely to be pull through any security threats you see in the news, if you’re unsure of anything listed here or you would like any additional advice please feel free to contact Ascentant on 01332 897356 or firstname.lastname@example.org