Expect The Best, But Prepare For The Worst: 5 Practical Steps To Take Before A Ransomware Attack
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Last month, we wrote about steps to take after experiencing a
ransomware event. This month, as ransomware events continue to
grow in number and severity, we now share the following five
practical tips to implement before a ransomware event.
These tips should help you bolster your defenses and reduce the
havoc a ransomware attack can have on your business.
1. Obtain Cyber Insurance
Obtain cyber insurance to protect yourself from potentially
devastating losses associated with a ransomware attack. In addition
to the financial peace of mind cyber insurance provides, your cyber
insurance carrier will be your first point of contact should your
business ever experience a ransomware attack. Your cyber insurance
carrier can connect you to the appropriate resources and experts to
assist you in responding to an attack. But please make sure that
you obtain adequate cyber insurance coverage, or else the
exceptionally high costs associated with a ransomware attack may
quickly make inadequate cyber insurance coverage feel like no cyber
insurance coverage at all.
2. Use Off-Site Backups
Off-site backups are an effective way to recover from a
ransomware attack and restore operations if a ransomware attack
encrypts your on-site data. Ensure that your off-site…