Though ransomware doesn’t get nearly as much attention as the more general malware, after you learned what ransomware is, you’re probably starting to see how much more crippling it can be for businesses of all sizes.

So what’s a company to do to prevent ransomware?

Luckily, there’s a lot you can do prior to a ransomware attack.

Like with all cybersecurity, proactive measures end up preventing more attacks from happening. Those who choose to decrease their vulnerability will end up avoiding far more ransomware issues than those organizations who choose to remain reactive.


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