The Best Way To Protect Yourself From Ransomware

By: Network Services Group
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - May 11, 2022 - PRLog -- Does your business have a backup plan in place in case you get targeted with a cyber-attack?

If not, you will want a reliable and comprehensive backup plan that meets the following metrics:
1.     Identify all important data, and ensure it is stored in approved places that are included in your backups (e.g. shared network drive) as opposed to in your local "my documents" folder.
2.     Business class backup software such as Veeam or Acronis that can make full system images, perform incremental backups, offer encryption, and feature granular restore capability (ability to restore the whole system or individual files).
3.     Local backups are stored on separate network storage device that only your backup software knows about.  External drives plugged into your server or mapped network drives are just as likely to be encrypted as your server itself.
4.     Off-site backups.  Make sure you have off-site backup capability, either to removable media that is regularly swapped and taken off-site, or cloud storage.
5.     Off-line backups.  Sure, cloud backups are great and provide off-site capability.  But by definition, cloud backups mean "on-line," and there is at least some possibility that anything that is online can be discovered and hacked.  Off-site backups (such as removable media that has been physically disconnected) cannot be hacked because they are physically unplugged and off-line.  This will save your day if all your other backups get encrypted.
6.     Make sure your IT support is competent and has experience backing up and restoring customer systems and data.  How does it work?  How long will it take?  Have you ever had to do it before?

If you miss even one of these, you are setting yourself up for a bad day.  But don't despair – NSG can help.  If you aren't 100% confident that you are fully protected, reach out and let them know.  They'd be happy to review and discuss and come up with a plan to keep you safe and your data secure.

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Cyber-attacks are on the rise and every business connected to the internet is at risk. You can't afford to have IT problems. You don't need to be an IT expert or have an IT department on staff. With one phone call, you can have the experts at NSG on your team. So you can worry about your business, and let them worry about your IT.

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