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How to Protect your Business from Malware

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Secure your Network

It has been said many times before, but firewalls and anti-malware software are the first line of defence against cyberattacks. Your business will be connected to the internet through many different sources so your firewall will need to monitor all of these connections. Also, a single installation of an antivirus software is not enough, you should invest in multiple layers of security including; antivirus, anti-malware and anti-ransomware.

 

Encrypt your Data

If a hacker still manages to break through your security software, the next level of protection is encrypting your data. Encryption will encode all of your data which will make it unreadable and completely useless to the hacker. This will be especially important if your business holds personal or sensitive data on customers. 

Keep Systems Up-to-Date

The more up-to-date computer systems are the safest when it comes to being attacked by cybercriminals because they are constantly being developed and being made more secure. Last year, the ransomware attack, named WannaCry, affected systems used in the NHS. 98% of these systems were still being run on the old version of Windows 7, those systems which had been updated more recently weren’t affected by the ransomware. So, by keeping your operating systems up-to-date, you will be at a bit more of an advantage if your business is ever targeted.