5 Straightforward Ways to Shield Your Organization from Viruses

Think of the last time you had to format your system’s hard drive because viruses corrupted it. Think about the price you’d pay to for data recovery. Now, think how you can secure your business’s data.

Viruses are harmful to the extent that they can shut down your business leave you to succumb for the rest of your life. 

Well, this is the harsh reality! The good news is, you can deal with it and don’t even need to trade your riches to some nasty scourge.

Don’t believe me? Read the article. 

1. Educate Your Employees About Phishing Attacks and Ransomware
Viruses such as Petya, CryptoLocker, CryptoWall are usually spread through email phishing attacks. A phishing attack occurs when a hacker tricks people to click an email having dangerous links or log on to a malicious web page. Such viruses lock up a user’s files, sometimes corrupt the hard disk and render it useless until the ransom is paid. 

Don’t get panic! If you have a strong antivirus and backup system, you’ll not be stripped off your assets. Besides, educate your employees, give the tutorials, tips, and hacks about protecting themselves in such alarming situations. Also, ask them to be vigilant and before any mishap occurs. 

2. Install Strong Antivirus Software

Education is the key to protect your business. But even the most cautious people get fooled at the hand of a malware. Therefore it is utmost important to have a strong antivirus and backup system. They act as a second line of defense. Make sure your firewall and antivirus software is updated and working properly.   

3. Incorporate AI in Your Network Security

By using artificial intelligence, you can automate the detection of threat and combat even without the involvement of humans. AI today is totally machine driven and assures complete error-free security. Many companies are employing AI as a powerful tool against the puissant Cyber attacks and trespasses. One more benefit of AI is the password protection and authenticity detection systems. 

4. Use Blockchain

The primary concern of businesses in terms of Cybersecurity is data tampering- the threat of data being altered either intentionally or accidentally. Blockchain technology facilitates a digital signature which helps to keep a check at the authorization of data. The digital signature is stored at a private or public blockchain ledger which keeps a tab on whether the data was modified at any given time. 

Blockchain can be used to protect transaction logs, proving the existence of legal documents and even confirming creative works originated on a certain date.

5. Review your password policy and update if required

If hackers can figure out your employee’s passwords, they can easily hack their systems and extract important information. Educate everyone in your firm to use strong passwords. Make a norm to use a combination of uppercase and lowercase letters with numbers and special characters. Also, encourage your employees to use passwords of good length and strength and which are not too difficult to remember. 

6. Back Up Your Important Business Data

In the worst-case scenarios, if all the above-outlined measures fail, you can still remain assured that your data is protected if you have a strong backup system. Make sure your data is backed up both locally and on the cloud.

Summing Up

These days securing yourself and your devices from infectious elements are easier said than done. When there is a network of devices connected to each other, it becomes even more challenging. If you suspect an infected computer, make sure your security software is updated. If nothing works, turn to your favorite search engine and try typing different combinations of questions to uncover answers from forums and communities. Follow the mentioned tips to never lose even a penny of your most cherished treasure –your business  

Author Bio

This is Sharon Winget, Staff Writer with GoodFirms, a review and rating platform of top IT companies & software. A tech geek at heart, I firmly believe technology can transform societies. I enjoy blogging about web design, email marketing, and content marketing.