To prepare and defend against ransomware attacks, a company should take a proactive and multi-faceted approach involving a combination of technology, policies, and training. Here are some specific steps that should be taken:
Regularly backing up important data and storing it off-site can help ensure that data can be quickly restored during a ransomware attack.
Limiting access to sensitive data can reduce the impact of a ransomware attack. Use strong passwords and multi-factor authentication, and restrict access to data on a need-to-know basis.
Employee training is essential in preventing ransomware attacks. Educate employees on how to recognize and avoid phishing emails and suspicious links, and encourage them to report any suspicious activity to IT.
Develop a clear incident response plan that includes steps for quickly identifying and containing a ransomware attack, notifying key stakeholders, and recovering data and systems
Use a combination of security solutions such as antivirus software, firewalls, intrusion detection and prevention systems, and security information and event management (SIEM) solutions to detect and prevent ransomware attacks.
Isolate critical systems from the rest of the network and restrict access to them to minimize the spread of ransomware.
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