A ransomware attacked crippled the information technology systems at New Jersey’s largest hospital health network for nearly five days last week, a company statement confirmed Friday.
You can read about it here.
The attack took out their entire system…..anything that had computer software on it was disabled.
Without appearing to be alarmists – ransomware and cryptovirus are on the increase. Have you ever thought about what would happen to your business if you became the victim of an attack? You may have a good backup policy in place but think about the downtime whilst all the equipment is being scanned, virus removed and the data recovered.
You can take precautions:-
Train your users about internet risks – be careful about opening attachments in emails etc.
Invest in a good well known paid for antivirus solution preferably one that has no expiry date then you won’t forget to renew.
Ensure you have a good offsite backup solution in place.
Consider a firewall with intrusion prevention and content filtering.
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