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Protect your business from ransomware and other nasties

Ransomware is a type of malware that encrypts every file it can find on your network. When you try to access one of the files you can’t: a popup demands payment of hundreds or thousands of pounds to unlock them for you. Some notable examples of ransomware that you may have seen reported in the news are Cryptolocker, Locky, and CryptoWall.

 

Telanova has a multilayered approach to protecting your business from ransomware and other nasties:

  • Prevention - The first line of defence, to stop malware from getting in

  • People - Some malware may penetrate you defences, your staff need to be on the lookout

  • Limit damage - If malware manages to penetrate your defences and get past your staff, make sure it can do as little damage as possible

  • Fast recovery - The last line of defence for your business is to make sure you can get back up and running again as fast as possible following an infection

 

Prevention - You need a belt and braces approach. telanova will check you system and advise. At a minimum you should deploy all of these:

  • Email server security - to scan incoming emails before they reach you

  • Web security - to scan web pages before you open them

  • Antivirus/antimalware - to protect each individual device

 

People - There is a constant arms race between the people who create the ransomware and the people who write the software to protect you. When new ransomware comes along for the first time, your security software may not protect you from it. So you need your staff to be vigilant. telanova will train your staff:

  • To identify the different types of fraudulent emails (phishing, spear phishing, whaling etc)

  • To spot bad links in emails

  • Don’t visit suspicious websites

  • To report anything suspicious on their devices asap

  • To know what to do immediately following an infection

 

Limit damage - In the event something manages to get through all your defences, it is important to limit the damage. You don’t want your business grinding to a halt from a single infected device. telanova will:

  • Lower each staff member's privileges to the minimum needed for their job

  • Make sure each staff member can only access the shared folders they need

  • Separate personal and guest devices from your business network

 

Fast recovery - Downtime is costly to your business, we can make sure your recovery is as quick and painless as possible. Telanova will:

  • Ensure your backup system is sufficient for your recovery requirements

  • Perform regular disaster recovery tests

  • Consider a deployment solution to quickly wipe / reinstall PCs

 

Contact telanova on 01344 989 530 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to protect your business from ransomware and other types of malware

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