You know you don’t want to get hit by ransomware. You know it’s important to implement a failsafe. Where to start?
For many companies, especially SMEs, it can be a daunting task to take into account the systems and data you need to protect without a dedicated tech team to help you out.
Even if you may be well aware of the dangers in phishing websites, phishing emails, data encryption etc. your staff may not be as aware. You cannot control what information your staff or your acquaintances post on social media. You certainly cannot control what your staff or acquaintance click on an email or a website.
These are all vulnerabilities that could lead to severe threats to your business. It means attackers can get access to your data and lock you out of your own business. With the age of IoT, there are more and more devices connected and that could serve as potential attack vectors.
It’s no longer enough to just prevent attacks from happening – every security system out there is up for hackers to try and break. Where there is a new system, there’s probably a hacker trying their hands on breaking it. And when that happens, what then?
Backup becomes more essential than ever. If you can’t 100% prevent it from happening, then at least have a list of guidelines to minimise your chances of getting attacked. And if you have a system backed up somewhere, at least you are still functional, even if not at 100%; you’re reducing your risk of losing everything.
Barracuda has a helpful best practices guide for reducing your risk of getting attacked. It won’t stop you from being a potential target – but it will definitely deter the best part of most attacks.