RANSOMWARE PROTECTION – 5 Best Practices
There are three kinds of organisations in the world;
- Those who have been hacked,
- Those that are next in line or, worst of all,
- Those that don’t know they’ve already been hacked.
“Why would someone want to hack my business ?” is probably the most common mistake most businesses make. But hackers don’t discriminate – ALL businesses are targets and subject to ransomware and other cyber attacks.
When your staff navigate through the digital world they leave digital breadcrumbs. Every time they register at a website or sign up for an event, they use a username and password.
Cybercriminals are constantly, and successfully, attacking these websites and other user input points to harvest this login information which becomes the first piece in a larger, more elaborate digital jigsaw, which they piece together to create a profile and your business becomes the target.
RECOMMENDED BEST PRACTICE
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) produced its Cybersecurity framework (CSF), that sets out 5 best practice functions.
IDENTIFY: Know what you have, where you have it and the value of every single resource individually plus the value all resources combined.
PROTECT: Develop and implement appropriate safeguards to ensure critical infrastructure service delivery and proactively support your ability to limit or contain the impact of a potential cybersecurity event.
DETECT: The faster a cyber event is detected, the faster the repercussions can be mitigated. The early discovery of cybersecurity events is a critical step to a robust cyber program.
RESPOND: Develop appropriate techniques and actions to take when a cybersecurity incident has been detected. The faster and more effectively you respond to a possible detection of a cyber incident, the faster you can stop the threat in its tracks or mitigate its damage and reduce any potential financial impact.
RECOVER: Maintain appropriate plans that can be implemented to restore any impaired capabilities or disrupted services due to a cybersecurity event. Timely recovery to normal operations reduces the impact of a cybersecurity event.
Outsource and OSG Cloud both partner with the word’s leading backup and recovery technology solution providers and as NI’s only Veeam Gold Partner, Cloud and Service Provider, are best placed to support your business in ensuring you are best placed to deal with an attack and to recover after one.
We can help review your current security posture and build and implement comprehensive and robust cybersecurity program that guarantees the security and protection of your digital estate.
Don’t wait until after an event, take some pro-active steps today and make CYBER-SECURITY a priority for your business.