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Can ransomware be prevented?

There are proactive cyber security practices, products and procedures that can help reduce the risk of being infected by ransomware.

 Some of the factors that contribute to preventing ransomware include:

  • Improving employee cyber threat awareness
  • Securing remote connections
  • Segmenting a network
  • Using online and offline backups
  • Creating and continually updating strong passwords

 To ensure your network is up to date on cyber security best practices, you should enforce access controls, review your security architecture, implement multiple layers of protection on every system and secure remote access connections.

 Proactively creating an incident response plan can prepare you for immediate response if an attack does occur. Learn more about common ransomware encryption methods and recovery options