How Can You Prevent Yourself from Becoming a Victim of Ransomware as a Service?
Protecting yourself against Ransomware as a Service is essentially the same as protecting yourself against ransomware attacks more broadly. While Ransomware as a Service enables a new host of threat actors to launch attacks against businesses, it doesn’t enable them to increase their chances of bypassing an effective cybersecurity program. Here are a few basic steps you can take to protect yourself against Ransomware as a Service.
User Security Training
End-User Security training involves providing regular live and online training sessions to your company’s employees. These training sessions should include lessons regarding common cyber attacks and methods of distribution. Particular focus should be paid to training users on how they can prevent phishing emails.
Advanced Endpoint Protection
The truth is, antivirus just doesn’t cut it anymore. Your organization should be employing advanced endpoint protection to significantly reduce your risk of suffering a substantial security incident. Advanced Endpoint Protection monitors laptops, servers, and desktops in real-time to detect malicious code. It will then either block the malicious code or alert your security team.
Clear Policies and Procedures
Your organization should have crystal clear security policies and procedures. Many organizations make the mistake of thinking that these are a waste of time or “useless paperwork”. They are quite the opposite. Policies and procedures provide your company critical guidance in the event of a data breach or a ransomware attack.
Routine Vulnerability Patching
Make sure to keep your software patched. In many cases, Ransomware as a Service operators rely on unpatched servers or endpoints in order to infect a company. Software vendors provide routine patches that mitigate vulnerabilities and can help keep your organization significantly safer. Make sure to communicate with your sysadmin to ensure you are keeping up with best practices for patching.
Find out more steps you can take with our Small Business Cybersecurity Guide. If you would like to build a proactive cybersecurity program, Touchstone Security can help. Our staff has helped many organizations ranging from small businesses to Fortune 100 companies build effective security solutions that can reduce the risk of suffering from a ransomware attack. Request a call with us using the link below.