Managed IT services can play a crucial role in protecting organizations from ransomware attacks. Ransomware is a type of malware that encrypts a victim's data and demands payment in exchange for the decryption key. It can be extremely costly, disruptive, and damaging to an organization's reputation.
Here are some ways managed IT services can help prevent and mitigate the impact of ransomware attacks:
- Implementing security measures: Implement a range of security measures, such as firewalls, endpoint protection software, intrusion detection and prevention systems, Microsoft 365 security feature configuration, and security awareness training for employees. These measures can help prevent ransomware attacks from occurring in the first place.
- Backup and disaster recovery: Proactively develop and implement backup and disaster recovery plans. These plans can help ensure that critical data is regularly backed up and can be quickly restored in the event of a ransomware attack.
- Monitoring and response: Affiliated Managed IT services provide 24/7 monitoring and response capabilities to detect and respond to ransomware attacks as quickly as possible. This can help minimize the impact of an attack and reduce the likelihood of paying the ransom.
- Patching and updates: Ensure that all software and systems are up to date with the latest security patches and updates. This can help prevent ransomware attacks that exploit known vulnerabilities.
If you want to learn more about how Columbus, Ohio-based Affiliated’s Managed IT services can help you protect your data, learn more here.