One of a company’s worst nightmares goes a little something like this.
An employee boots up their computer at the beginning of the work day. A couple of minutes into work they get an email from someone who seems to be a coworker. They click the link without thinking, and a message flashes onto their screen:
“Your files have been encrypted. You have 24 hours to pay a fine of $500. If you do not pay the fine, your files will be permanently encrypted.”
Yesterday, for several companies across Europe and Asia and even in the United States, that nightmare became a reality.
Education is still the best way to help your business avoid infection by ransomware or any other form of malware. Make your employees aware of pupular social engineering methods and tactics so they don't fall victim to phising emails or spoofed messages. It is particularly helpful to share examples of these kinds of emails and the types of attachments that are often associated with social engineering attempts so that end users know to avoid them. A managed services provider is well equipped to help you deliver this sort of training,