IT support providers in Long Island have to deal with the fallout from ransomware hacks affecting more and more clients. Cybercrime is a multi-trillion dollar industry rivaling the economic impact of “white hat” tech. That means the problem is only going to get bigger as technology develops.
So What Can You Do?
IT experts advise that businesses should design operations with security measures against hackers built-in; most especially against hacks involving ransomware encryption. Consider these steps:
Establish Offline Backups
An IT support provider in Long Island can help you categorize and back up data using offline backups that are also off-site. You want backups on-site, online, and off-site; that way if something happens to any of your main data repositories, your information is still secure.
Such backups should be made as continuously as possible. Do it right, and if you do encounter ransomware, you can just backup from a saved image made immediately before ransomware infection.
Segment Regions of Data on Your Network
Next, keep proprietary data integral to operations, profitability, or both in separate digital areas. You might even have multiple networks where data is managed. That way if a mistake happens that lets in a ransomware virus, only secondary operations are at risk.
Work with MSPs to Find Vulnerabilities Through “Pen Tests”
IT support providers can help you conduct “penetration tests” which go over your IT infrastructure with a fine-toothed comb to determine where there are holes in your security.
Once vulnerable areas are identified, MSPs providing such tests will give you information on how to fix vulnerable portions of your network. You’ll want to conduct such tests every year or so.
Cybercrime Protections That Are Worth Considering
Our IT support team in Long Island can help you establish strong and reliable offline backups, segment network data, and patch vulnerabilities against cybercrime. Contact us at Total Technology Solutions to learn more.