NSG Advises Businesses How to Protect Against Ransomware

By: Michigan SEO Group
 
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - June 16, 2021 - PRLog -- Large companies and government agencies have been victims of ransomware attacks recently, disrupting operations and ultimately costing them millions of dollars — like the Colonial Pipeline.

Don Prior of NSG says the best way to protect yourself from ransomware is with backups. Prior, founder of NSG, recommends companies protect themselves using:
  • business class antivirus software
  • a business class firewall
  • a maintenance and monitoring plan to keep all systems up to date with security patches
  • end-user training

Prior notes that none of it is foolproof. Antivirus software, firewalls, and even system updates can only protect from known threats; however, new threats are found every day. It's critically important to keep all systems patched and up to date with the latest security updates.

Cyber criminals don't give up, so the last line of defense are good backups and a disaster recovery plan.

In terms of backups, NSG recommends a plan that meets the following criteria:

1.  Identifies all important data; ensures it is stored in approved places that are included in the backup folders
2.  Business class backup software that can make full system images, perform incremental backups, offer encryption, and feature granular restore capability
3.  Local backups are stored on a separate network storage device that only the backup software knows about
4.  Off-site backups
5.  Off-line
6. IT support staff that are competent and have experience backing up and restoring customer systems and data

NSG handles all that and more. If you aren't 100% confident that you are fully protected, contact NSG. They will review your current plan come up with a plan to keep your data secure.

About NSG
Located in Ann Arbor, NSG specializes in helping companies in Southeast Michigan with their computer and network needs, offering:
  • Network setup
  • Network security
  • IT support
  • Computer service
  • Web hosting
  • Web design
  • SEO and internet marketing
  • And even custom programming

About Don Prior
Don is the founder of Network Services Group, the co-founder of SEO Ann Arbor, and co-author of the book SEO and Beyond. He has been helping Michigan businesses with their IT, website, and Internet Marketing needs since 1994.

Call (877) 815-6974 to schedule a consultation, or contact NSG via the web at: https://www.nsgroupllc.com/contact

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