Breaking news about cyber attacks has reached an all-time high recently, with ransomware attacks topping the list. Decades after Dr. Joseph Popp orchestrated the first ransomware attack in 1989, ransomware has been gaining momentum in recent years. Just this May, the WannaCry ransomware attack infected roughly 300,000 computers across 150 countries.
Ransomware attacks like WannaCry have affected all verticals, irrespective of the size of organizations. Security experts agree that beefing up IT security to combat ransomware attacks definitely helps organizations stay vigilant and escape threats. There are many antivirus solutions which can help detect ransomware attacks, but this kind of threat detection is fundamentally a reactive approach that can only reduce the spread of infection, not prevent it entirely.
For organizations that are looking to completely block ransomware attacks, there are a few proactive security approaches available. For one, updating operating systems and third-party applications in their network can provide IT admins with a sense of relief.
Beyond updates, learning about cyber attacks before they strike is another approach that might mitigate their impact. There are many articles about cyber attacks available online, including resources specifically dedicated to security best practices regarding ransomware attacks. But without a basic understanding of the types of ransomware, the motives behind ransomware attacks, and the effects of a breach, it can be hard to know the best way to secure your network.
That’s why we’ve created a free e-book to help you understand what ransomware is, the different types of ransomware, and the scope of each type, as well as the motive behind these attacks, their effects, and more. This e-book will give you a detailed picture of ransomware attacks, with information about a few security best practices to help you keep your computers and network secure.
Download our free e-book and start defending your organization against ransomware attacks.