firewallFirewall is a kind of malware that prevents a company or an individual from accessing the system or their confidential files unless they pay a fee.

Ransomware may be delivered by accessing a dangerous and unsecure website or by opening an email attachment. Individuals and companies even offer ransomware as a service to other cybercriminals for a certain fee. In most instances, the operating system of computers has failed to keep up with these new advancements. Cybercriminals also managed to escape detection by using bitcoin as their mode of payment because it’s untraceable.

There are different ways to dealing with a ransomware attack.

  1. You can hire IT professionals to restore your company’s computer operation using different technical means including trying to figure out the decryption key.
  2. You can live with the consequences of suffering a ransomware attack by restoring the lost data yourself or by ceasing your business operations.
  3. You can take proactive measures to reduce the risk of facing a ransomware attack by making sure that your business can still continue its operations even if a malicious attack does happen.

 

 

Tips To Protect Your Business Against Ransomware

 

  1. You should back up your data offline or on different systems so that you can restore data after a ransomware attack. You should do the backups on a regular basis like every day or every week. Don’t forget to routinely test your backup process so you can be sure that it works once a cyberattack takes place.
  2. You should train your employees as to when they can and cannot open email attachments, browse the web, or download files.
  3. Giving more people access to your system means higher risk of introducing the ransomware software. Only the system administrator should be able to execute key operations. There are types of ransomware that don’t work in system administrator mode.
  4. Anti-malware and anti-virus software must be installed and updated regularly. They should be able to scan URLs and attachments as well as notify the user in case danger is detected.
  5. The software selected must be with a firm that regularly updates its software in a way that it could effectively respond to ransomware attacks.
  6. Policies that restrict the kind of attachments that can be opened and sent should be set in place.
  7. You should consider removing local administrative rights.
  8. Permissions must be reset so only the IT administrator could deal with dangerous files and only authorized personal can update or write information.

 

Firewall Tips To Boost Your Defenses Against Ransomware

 

Firewalls Wilmington NC work by limiting or blocking RDP or remote desktop protocol as well as other remote management services. You also have to use a software to detect spam and to create a spam list. The appropriate deletion of spam mails will help prevent the user from seeing and accessing a bad attachment. Firewalls must also be able to warn or delete certain kinds of file extensions that are sent.

Here are a few firewall best practices you need to know:

  1. Use the appropriate kind of firewall engine and think of using a sandboxing solution.
  2. Always remember that an open port can be a point of entry for different kinds of ransomware. You should get rid of all non-essential open ports. Use VPNs instead of point forwarding when accessing remote sources.
  3. The ports that remain open must be secured properly.
  4. Don’t forget to divide local area networks into virtual LANs or smaller zones, which hare connected securely by your firewall.
  5. Set in place the appropriate IPS policies that will govern network traffic so that worms and bots cannot spread between the segments in your local area network.
  6. Infected systems must be isolated right away.

 

What Should You Do If A Ransomware Attack Happens?

 

  1. Take a summary of the system memory.
  2. Disconnect the system and disable automated backup procedures
  3. Block access to servers
  4. Examine emails
  5. Notify law enforcement

 

Call SpartanTec, Inc. now and let our team of IT experts set up your firewall properly to reduce your company's risk of facing a ransomware attack.

 

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