Everyone is talking about ransomware these days, and with good reason. Attacks are on the rise, and victimized businesses face the choice of either paying thousands of dollars in ransom or never seeing their business data again.
You may be tempted to say, “We’re a small business. There’s no way we would be a target!” But cybercriminals don’t discriminate. It’s actually much easier for them to attack dozens of smaller businesses and demand ransoms of, say, $5,000 each, than it is for them to hack into a Fortune 100 company and demand millions.
The Russia-Ukraine war is bringing ransomware attacks even further into the spotlight. In fact, President Biden recently warned U.S. companies that according to the latest intelligence, Russia may very well target them with cyberattacks. As Biden noted, Russia’s cyber capabilities are impressive, and U.S. businesses should protect themselves with technical countermeasures.
Don’t be the company that thought a cyberattack couldn’t happen to them. Here are some simple measures you can take to prevent ransomware attacks by ensuring an adequate level of cyber security in the workplace.
Following these simple tips can have a big impact on keeping your data secure. But no matter how effective your policies may be and how diligent your employees are in following them, don’t forget that there will always be human error. We all get fooled or let our guard down from time to time.
So why not add another layer of precaution? You can further enhance cyber security in the workplace by storing files not on your computers, but in a highly secure cloud location. Although there are many handy, affordable cloud storage solutions available that claim to be “safe,” they don’t provide the level of security your business data deserves. As soon as a hacker steals a username and password from one of your employees, they can access your confidential documents.
With the Cocoon Data file sharing platform, you get greater protection. You can implement policy controls to ensure that only authorized employees can access certain documents. You can also put limits on the physical locations in which people can open documents, which helps prevent overseas hackers from accessing your files. And because your files are individually encrypted, even a hacker who gains unauthorized access to an account will be unable to open documents once they’re in a folder.
Cocoon Data may be the right solution to help you boost cyber security in the workplace. Why not give it a try with our free 7 day trial.
Apr 13, 2022