Top 10 Cybersecurity Best Practices to Combat Ransomware

Immutable storage and more: Sonya Duffin, data protection expert at Veritas Technologies, offers the Top 10 steps for building a multi-layer resilience profile.

If you’re like most IT professionals, the threat of a ransomware attack might keep you up at night. And you have a valid reason to worry — ransomware doesn’t discriminate. Organizations across every industry, public or private, are potential victims, if they haven’t been victims already.

In fact, recent Veritas Technologies research suggests that the average organization has had 2.57 ransomware attacks that led to significant downtime in the past 12 months, with 10 percent experiencing downtime that impacted business more than five times.

Although ransomware can cause serious damage to your business and reputation, it’s not invincible. In fact, it’s only as strong as your organization’s weakest link. The good news is that there are clear steps your organization can take to prevent being a cybercrime target and diminish the likelihood that an attack could take down your business.

Let’s look at the 10 most impactful best practices you can implement today to protect your data and ensure business resilience.

1. Prompt Systems Upgrades and Software Updates

Using out-of-date software can allow attackers

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