Before committing funds to new technologies (software/hardware) or engaging a security expert, the best place to start is to “clean your house”.
Ransomware is predominantly propagated via email; therefore, the users of technology must be the last line of defence. The overall IT infrastructure can be secured with the best technology, however, in most if not all situations, it will come down to people, armed with the correct information making good decisions.
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The following offers a guideline of devices and the associated best practices’ approach:
There is no 100% guarantee of protection against any cyber threat, all that can be done is to add as many security barriers (based on a budget) between your systems/data and the cyber criminals. Once the house is clean, staff are educated and awareness is heightened, there are tangible technologies that can be considered to provide a more holistic protection.
Ransomware is typically delivered via email; therefore, the critical points to protect are at the Gateway (point of entry) and End Points (destination):