Cyber Security Solutions for SMBs

What can you do to protect your business from Ransomware attacks?

The global cyber-attack which affected more than 200,000 computers in 150 countries including NHS England has been a wake up call to businesses of all sizes on the dangers of Ransomware.

WannaCry – the virus in question – only infected machines running Windows operating systems that had not installed the latest security updates issued by Microsoft in March. At Dragon IS our clients’ IT security is paramount and fortunately their networks were all patched and protected with the most up to date security in the weeks preceding the attack.

It’s highly likely that hackers will to attempt to cause further damage in future by finding new ways to mutate the WannaCry virus, or even introduce new Zero Day viruses that the IT community are not yet aware of. So how can small firms protect themselves against future attacks?

Steps to safeguard your business

  • Monitor your network to identify unusual activity.
  • Keep antivirus, firewall, application and OS software up-to-date with the latest anti-malware protection.
  • Back up important data regularly.
  • Educate your staff to be vigilant when opening and reading emails. Do not click on attachments or files you are unsure of.
  • Be prepared with a full comprehensive disaster recovery and business continuity plan.
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Disaster recovery management is a must-have in this day and age and at Dragon IS we can provide the tools and support that can get your business back up and running in minutes should the worst happen.

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If you have any concerns about your IT security or you’d like help with your disaster recovery planning please contact us today.