Ransomware is malicious software that infects your computer and displays messages demanding a fee to be paid in order for your system to work again or for you to regain access to data. To help ensure you do not fall victim to this growing threat, please review the list below.
1. Ensure up to date backups and those backups are separated from the main network.
2. Enable up-to-date anti-malware protection.
3. Use internet security gateways to inspect content and protocols for known ransomware.
4. Utilise a VPN to prevent ransomware being deployed through remote access software.
5. Set up Two Factor Authentication (2FA) and remove/suspend any accounts no longer in use.
6. Install the latest security updates for all software, including the operating system.
7. Configure host-based and network firewalls, disallowing inbound connections by default.
8. Ensure limited administrator accounts on a need-only basis which are not used to check email or browse the web.
9. Set up spam and email filters to block phishing emails.
10. Ensure all devices on the network are patched with the latest releases.