Do you need to know how to prevent a ransomware incident, and what to do if your organisation is infected.
Ransomware is a growing global cyber security threat, and one which could affect any organisation that does not have appropriate defences. The first half of 2016 saw an almost threefold increase in ransomware variants compared to the whole of 2015. While ransomware against Windows operating systems has been commonplace for some years, attacks against Mac and Linux systems are also seen.
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The methods for infecting systems with ransomware are similar to other types of malicious software, as are the steps organisations can take to protect themselves. Depending on your level of preparation, ransomware infection can cause minor irritation or wide-scale disruption.
Guidance from the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) provides an overview of ransomware, suggests some simple steps to prevent a ransomware incident, and advises on what to do if your organisation is infected by ransomware.
The NCSC have issues specific guidance on ransomware for system administrators in light of the WannaCry Ransomware that affected organisations like the NHS last week.