5 Must-Have Layers for Robust Ransomware Solutions

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Ransomware stands out as the foremost cyber threat jeopardizing business operations today. These malicious programs encrypt local data and connect devices, halting productivity in exchange for massive Bitcoin payments. Even with ransoms paid, restoration frustrations continue. Combating advanced ransomware demands implementing robust, overlapping security layers through trusted IT partners.

5 Must-Have Layers for Robust Ransomware Solutions

At Piedmont Technical Experts, we understand the essential elements that ransomware solutions need.

  1. Advanced Perimeter Defenses. Multi-layered perimeter protection starts with advanced firewalls blocking suspicious access attempts, multi-factor employee/guest authentication to verify identities beyond simple passwords, and gateway anti-malware examining all inbound files or web traffic for threats before entry.
  2. Ongoing Security Software Updates. Antivirus programs stop most known hacking threats, but new and sneaky attacks can still slip past them. Newer security tools look for unusual activity in the network that seems suspicious. This helps catch even brand-new types of malware that antivirus software might miss. By spotting this sneaky behavior early, the ransomware solution has a better chance of stopping the attack before it spreads.
  3. Reliable Backup & Swift Recovery. Despite robust efforts, ransomware solutions sometimes fail because of employee missteps or highly targeted attacks. Maintaining clean backups offline or in cloud infrastructure allows for the restoration of encrypted data without paying ransoms. But recovery testing is needed to make sure restoration is possible.
  4. Extensive Cybersecurity Training. Ransomware often enters networks through staff clicking dangerous links or attachments in legitimate emails. By continually training employees on the latest social engineering schemes, scrutiny of requests, safe web use, and similar topics, the risk is noticeably lowered.
  5. Proactive Patching & Access Revocation. Basic system and software patching closes vulnerabilities that cybercriminals use to plant malware. Closely monitoring user permissions and deauthorizing unnecessary access provides another barrier against damage if malware penetrates specific endpoints.

Ransomware threats evolve nonstop, which means your defenses should include layered ransomware solutions. Trust us as your proven security leaders with ransomware solutions that work. Contact us for a consultation.