Out of fear of bad publicity, some companies choose not to report cyber attacks. So, as they are more widespread than before, and more than we realize. Even worse, some companies are unaware the attacks have occurred until they need to pay to recover encrypted data. Moreover, some companies unknown how to report this situation.

Here are some steps to follow to protect your company from data loss and cyber attacks.

 

1. Backup your data:

Regular backups are the best practices to prevent data loss and quickly recover from cyber attacks. That includes that your systems which should be continuously monitored and patched; checking for updates and new patches. Other recommendations include encrypting your data and keeping it only as long as you need it.

2. Increase your security:

– Check your security providers, find a cybersecurity specialist.
– Write your cybersecurity policy and enforce it.
– Prepare an incident response plan, the data recovery plan.

3. Train your employees:

Improve your staff’s awareness and attitude toward security, and help your employees make the right decisions when they are faced with security threats.

4. Be aware of external access:

Protect your passwords with up-to-date best practice, check permissions and external access to your company data.

5. Control the ransomware attack:

Stop the spread of infection by isolating the affected systems as quickly as possible. Apply your data recovery plan, follow the procedures. You should be able to identify which workstation(s) or server(s) are infected. Then you can restore your systems using protected, clean backups to restore lost data.

Know your solution options.

Understanding your customer’s data threats and their subsequent solutions is critical to properly caring for your customer. Since 2006 Macrium has been offering reliable, fast and competitive backup and imaging products. Data protection features include Image Guardian to protect your backups against ransomware, ViBoot to reduce downtime consequences, and Site Manager to monitor all of a network’s backups. ACRBO partners receive special pricing including generous discounts for internal use – reach out to Rain Networks, our ACRBO distributor for more information.

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Macrium Software was founded in 2006 when CEO and Founder Nick Sills experienced a personal data disaster and in the process discovered existing backup tools were not as good as he expected. Wanting a software solution that was practical and easy to use, Nick and his team developed Macrium Reflect to create a safe and secure disk image with ultra-fast recovery times should disaster strike.
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