Managed IT Tips: Protect Data from Ransomware

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We all know it's important to protect your data, but what's more important is having a strong plan for protecting against the different types of threats facing your most sensitive information. Ransomware, a type of malware that locks your data away and demands a ransom for its release, is just one threat your company faces in today's world--and today's managed IT tips will help you defend your data against this big danger.

A Protection Plan

Experts in managed IT services know the ins and outs of all the digital threats out there--but you don't have time to learn everything about threats that grow and change by the second. That's why the first step in your data protection plan should be to look into managed IT services. You'll have an ally in protecting your data, plus you'll gain all the benefits of having IT services professionals who know how to keep your electronics cost-effective and efficient.

Creating a protection plan doesn't have to be difficult. It all comes down to a little bit of specialized knowledge, readiness, and careful forethought. Here are the best things to do to protect your data.

  1. Be careful online. It's the easiest thing you can do: be careful of suspicious ads, emails, and links. You likely have ad blockers that will help remove some of the threat, but it's always important to rely on common sense and avoid obvious risks.
  2. Never put off updates. Updates can seem like a pain, but if you put them off or ignore them, you're instantly vulnerable to security threats like ransomware that are getting smarter and faster. Always update your software as soon as possible to protect your data.
  3. Don't underestimate backup. Backing up your data has never been a better idea. Ransomware and other threats rely on you needing that data--but if you have a backup that ensures your info is in the cloud, you can still access all your data without paying a ransom.

There's always more to know about protecting your data and electronics, and our managed IT services can help. Contact us today!