Once again we find a Ransomware Attack hitting the headlines.
Although this latest attack hasn’t had a huge impact on UK businesses and organisations it certainly acts as a timely reminder for those who haven’t yet taken steps to protect, to consider their cyber security.
Just taking a few simple steps can greatly increase your defences against ransomware.
The three most important steps to take are:
1. Ensure you are running the latest version of software and operating system available and install system and app updates on all devices as soon as they become available;
2. Make your that you have anti-virus or anti-malware software on all devices and keep it updated;
3. Back-up regularly: create regular back-ups of your important files to a device (e.g. external hard drive) that isn’t left connected to your network – because any malware such as ransomware could spread to that, too.
Further advice and guidance can be found at:
Hampshire Police Cyber Protect Team