Cybersecurity in a Flash

November 9, 2021 - 2 minutes read

During National Cybersecurity Awareness Month the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) produced a campaign called Cybersecurity in a flash! This year’s focus was on ransomware and how you can respond and recover. All in all, over twelve informative videos were produced covering the many different aspects of ransomware.

What you will learn

These videos cover twelve different ransomware focused topics that can help you combat against ransomware. Yours truly was asked to create a video with a focus on how ransomware happens and what a small business can do to respond. You can watch my video here and all of the other amazing videos here!

From the library

As we know by now, ransomware is here to stay and is only getting worse. Because of this it is important to try and stay ahead of it by being prepared. Being prepared can mean many things, but here at Security Bytes we have four steps you can follow that will help minimize some of your risk. Here is an excerpt from a previous Security Byte on how to protect yourself from ransomware!

How to Protect Against Ransomware

Protecting from ransomware can be a difficult task. Following these steps can help minimize an infection and assist in quicker recovery if your small business falls victim.

Minimize your risk of Ransomware

Step 1: Follow the “3,2,1 Rule”

  • This rule explains that you should have three copies of your data backed up. This should be as two different media formats with one copy stored at an offsite location.

Step 2: Upload Anti-Virus/Malware Solutions to Your Devices 

  • These should be business grade softwares, and be uploaded to your computers, servers, and mobile devices.

Step 3: Create a Cybersecurity Incident Response Plan

  • This should specifically address your business’ ransomware response.

Step 4: Train Yourself and Your Employees 

  • These training opportunities should specifically address the ransomware response your business will take if it does fall victim.

For more information on ransomware and other cybersecurity topics focused on small business, check out Small Business, Big Threat!