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Protecting Data against Ransomware Attacks

May 24th, 2017 by admin

You may have heard in the news about the WannaCry/WCry 2.0 ransomware attack on May 12th, which infected thousands of computers, taking data hostage and demanding bitcoins to release it. The attacks spread across the globe, taking advantage of a Microsoft Windows vulnerability. Users with older laptops and desktops were especially at risk, as older models don't always have access to the vital security updates and patches from Windows. If you are protected by enterprise-level security solutions, it is very important that you talk to your provider for more information on how they are protecting you from these threats. If you lose all of your business data, it could means weeks of business lost in addition to a tarnished reputation with customers. This is especially the case if you work with sensitive patient or financial data, which is compromised by these types of attacks.

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Digitel Systems recommends that everyone quickly back up their data on secure devices, offsite data centers, or through cloud systems. Instruct your staff to be cautious of suspicious emails and attachments - don't open every zip file that you receive. You should also check whether there are Windows updates that still need to be manually installed. Only then can your machine take advantage of patches that combat the vulnerabilities.

As part of our voice and data services, we can assess your system to determine whether your network is protected from these kinds of cyber attacks. Let Digitel Systems be your trusted advisor for all things IT. Don't wait until the next wave of attacks, learn more about cyber security protections for your business data and network.

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