Ransomware Assessment Checklist: Are You At Risk?

Following this year’s infamous WannaCry and Petya ransomware attacks, a new series of attacks have sprouted up in Russia and the Ukraine. Dubbed ‘Bad Rabbit’, the attacks are asking for $282 in exchange for an unproven promise to restore networks back to normal – crippling multiple news agencies and transportation systems.

With ransomware evolving as quickly as technology itself, it’s a problem that all businesses must anticipate and defend themselves from. Below we’ve assembled a checklist of services and processes that should be in place to keep your company from being at risk for an attack.

  • Do you have a security appliance protecting your network?
  • Do you have a network content filter policy?
  • Have you hardened [restricted] access to shared drives and folders?
  • Do you have a consistent process to patch your operating systems and applications?
  • Does your company make use of a managed service provider to monitor and maintain your network?
  • Are you backing up your data with sufficient frequency to ensure instant recovery?
  • Are your backup systems redundant, and maintained at different locations offsite?
  • Are your computers and devices protected by anti-malware and anti-virus software?

If you answered ‘no’ to any of the questions above, NAS can help. We have a range of ransomware protection packages to suit every type of business and need – simply ask your sales rep about which would be best for you.

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