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by John W. Simek, Vice President of Sensei Enterprises, Inc.

SMB Guidelines for Protection from Ransomware

August 17, 2022

It’s all about the money. Cyber criminals are not letting up with the ransomware attacks. Whether in your personal or business life, you need to protect yourself from ransomware attacks. To help you out, CSO has a post identifying 40 safeguards from the Institute for Science and Technology to help protect you from ransomware. The recommendations are grouped together to include 14 foundational and 26 actionable safeguards. The detailed recommendations fall into these groupings.

  • Safeguards to identify what’s on your network
  • Safeguards to protect network infrastructure
  • Safeguards for incident response
  • Safeguards for recovery from a cyberattack

The approach is very similar to the NIST guidance to:

  • Identify
  • Protect
  • Detect
  • Respond
  • Recover

Essentially, you need to know what you have in order to protect it. Put your protections in place and plan steps for a recovery. Security awareness training for you employees can be one of the most effective steps to protect your environment. In other words, be careful where you click.

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