Ransomware: How Safe is Your Data?

The recent incidents of ransomware attacks have rattled the world of IT and data security. From the SolarWinds hack in December 2020 to the recent strike on Colonial Pipeline, we have witnessed an apparent surge in the number of such malware attacks.

A Trustwave report from April 2020 revealed that for the first time, ransomware attacks overtook payments card data as the types of information most targeted by cybercriminals. On top of it, the rise in remote working since the pandemic has resulted in new security and administrative challenges.

Even the top companies with tight security controls are vulnerable to malware threats. To prevent such scenarios, it is important to understand the loopholes around data security that allow cybercriminals to perform such attacks.

This article will discuss the best practices that will help you protect your data against ransomware threats.

1. Monitor Emails: Phishing emails are the most common channel for delivering malware. And it also works most of the time as it is easier to trick people into clicking a malicious link. Educating all the employees on how to identify and avoid potential risks will help in preventing such attacks.