Managed IT Wisdom: Ransomware

Ransomware is one of the scariest and most threatening risks swirling around in the digital world today. It can cause loss of time, money, and vital data, not to mention a whole host of other security issues. How can you defend against ransomware? It looks like it’s time for some managed IT wisdom!

Managed IT Protects Data

In a world where information never really seems secure and data can be attacked at any time, it is the job of managed IT services to provide vital information and help companies protect themselves and their files from all kinds of digital threats. Ransomware is just one such problem–but it’s a big one. By breaking into your network and holding your data hostage, demanding a ransom be paid for release, ransomware attacks can cripple your workflow and damage everything from your efficiency to your reputation with clients.

How can you keep this from happening to you? Simple: keep a close eye on your IT with these tips.

Never skip an update.

Ransomware often utilizes weaknesses in your software in order to take your files hostage. The best way to protect against this is to keep an eye out for any updates or patches and install them right away, so you’ve always got protection that is up-to-date.

Make sure all your devices are secure.

Some companies create sound security plans but forget that other devices, like mobile phones and printers, are also connecting to their network every day. Make sure that you’re protecting your network, your files, and all other devices.

Choose the right security software.

Security software needs to update constantly in order to stay ahead of the newest threats. If your software isn’t adapting, then you’ll be left behind–and that’s not a good place to be.

Managed IT services can help you implement these tips and more to protect your data. To take this step, contact us today!

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