Is Your Company Prepared for the Next Ransomware?
Here we are in August 2018 and WannaCry and NotPetya are alive and well. The two hard-hitting ransomwares of 2017 continue to pack a punch, giving cyber criminals access to company data and costing businesses billions all around the world.
One year out, we're reminded that companies need to prepare for the next WannaCry or NotPetya by knowing as much as they can about their data, where it's stored and who has access to it.
Businesses have to know where their data lives, why it’s important,
and who should be allowed to have access to it. Without this
knowledge, it’s difficult for organizations to put the proper security
and access control measures in place to ensure sensitive data
doesn’t end up in the wrong hands. Source: Cindy Provin, Security Boulevard, WannaCry & NotPetya Ransomware Attacks – One Year Later
Of course, best practices to protect sensitive data include backing up and patching. But having access controls in place and encrypting data go a long way to further and better protection. Since data that is encrypted is rendered useless to hackers, companies should encrypt critical data to avoid unauthorized access and potential disruption to their day-to-day business operations.
The reality is that cyber attacks will continue to occur, so companies need to adopt a multi-layered approach to data protection.
To learn more about data protection and to put additional measures in place for your company's critical data, contact ProActive Information Management about our