Whitepaper: Ten simple tips for ransomware protection


Acronis has issued a whitepaper listing ten simple tips to protect your organization from ransomware.

Ransomware has become one of the biggest cybersecurity issues recently and according to some report, it accounts for 39 percent of all IT security breaches, with projected ransomware revenues reaching $11.5 billion by 2019.

The newest whitepaper from Acronis, titled “10 Simple Tips to Protect Your Organization from Ransomware”, talks about simple policies and procedures, as well as cutting-edge endpoint countermeasures meant to protect organizations from ransomware.

Couple of first tips, which are pretty much considered the best practice in terms of cybersecurity, including keeping operating system and applications up-to-date as well as perform regular backups. Most ransomware attacks, like the WannaCry, were exploiting vulnerabilities on systems and applications that were not updated and patched. Also, backing up critical files and creating full-image backups, could be the best way to defend against ransomware attacks.

Couple of other tips include installing anti-virus software with latest signature database, enabling Acronis Active Protection in Acronis Backup, closing obvious vulnerabilities in the business email system, teaching users how to avoid in becoming ransomware victims, segmenting the business network to curtail worm propagation, granting administrative rights only to users and applications that absolutely need them, enabling the newest security features in business applications, and not allowing programs to launch from the AppData and LocalAppData folders.

Ransomware is certainly one of the biggest cybersecurity threat, next to cryptojacking, so it does not come as a surprise that many cybersecurity companies are marketing their own solutions as well as advising its customers on best-practice that could protect valuable data, avoiding big business consequences like lost revenues.

You can download the full whitepaper directly from the Acronis website.