Keeping your online activity secure can be difficult in the face of all the malware trying to access your network. Even with proper training in dealing with suspicious emails and malicious links, errors can happen and make your network and tech devices vulnerable to attack. If you wind up dealing with these programs, you can find yourself losing important and confidential data that can hurt your business and violate customer and client confidentiality. But there are a few steps that you can take to protect your network, and your business, from malware attacks.
Maintain Strong Security
It’s crucial that you maintain strong, up-to-date security measures in order to keep your network and data secure. Maintaining a firewall and keeping all security software up-to-date is important preventative maintenance to protect your business. By partnering with a managed services provider, you can be sure that the most reputable and up-to-date software will be used to protect your network and prevent malware attacks.
Backup Your Data
Backing up all your data and files is key. Whether you need to encrypt confidential information or simply keep detailed digital records, backing up your data can save you from a devastating data loss in the face of a malware attack. Ransomware, for example, will lock the files on your computer, requiring a ransom payment in order to access your information. If your files have been backed up properly, you can avoid this loss and keep your data safe in the case of malware attacks.
Scan and Filter Email Servers
While many emails and suspicious links are easy to spot, hackers are always changing and evolving in attempts to trick users into clicking and downloading malware. They will use any personal information they can to make links seem believable, so it’s always a good idea to scan and filter your email servers for threats and any attachment types that pose a security risk to your network.
Use a VPN
If you ever need to use a public network to conduct business, it’s crucial that you use a VPN. These Virtual Private Networks will help you keep your network access private and make it difficult for hackers to collect personal information in order to attack your network or device.
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