Ann Arbor, Michigan IT Specialist Gives Important Ransomware Advice

Network Services Group LLC, specializing in IT Support and Network Security in Ann Arbor, Mi offers advice for preventing and dealing with ransomware.
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ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Sept. 9, 2019 - PRLog -- Ransomware is making a lot of news headlines. On Friday, August 16th 2019 – over 20 Texas governments were targeted in a massive ransomware attack that crippled operations for townships and small cities throughout the state. When ransomware hits, the system is locked until someone pays a hefty ransom. "At that point, pretty much the only options are restoring from backups or paying the ransom, so you better hope that you have good backups as paying the ransom isn't a good bet," says Don Prior, owner of Network Services Group LLC in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Don says one of the best ways to prevent a ransomware attack is to train your employees. If the email looks suspicious, don't click on it! "You need to increase awareness and train your employees to not click on everything they see in an email or on a website. The people who send out these viruses are working hard to trick you - it's big business for them - and they are getting better about making things look like they are coming from someone you know.

In addition to employee awareness, Don recommends businesses follow the 3-2-1 rule for data backups. "At least 3 backups, stored in 2 different places, with at least 1 offsite." You should also have business class antivirus software that is regularly monitored and updated. There needs to be a plan in place to make sure your computer systems maintain regular security updates and patches to prevent hacks or ransomware attacks.

Network Services Group provides comprehensive network security and IT solutions to Ann Arbor, Michigan area businesses. In addition to computer system sales, they offer data backup solutions as well as monitoring and maintenance programs designed to keep antivirus and system security patches up to date. "We are here to help with that so that your experience with technology can be both positive and productive." If you need help securing your business or network, click to download a free Intenet Security Guide from Network Services Group LLC.

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