We’ve highlighted some best security practice advice from world class security vendor Sophos.
Nine best security practices to apply now
Good IT security practices including regular training for employees are essential components of every single security setup.
Backup regularly and keep a recent backup copy off-line and off-site
Offline and off-site means ransomware can’t get to it. With recent backups data loss can be minimised.
Enable file extensions
Don’t enable macros in document attachments received via email
A lot of infections rely on persuading you to turn macros on, so don’t do it!
Be cautious about unsolicited attachments
If you aren’t sure – don’t open it. Check with the sender if possible.
Don’t have more login power than you need
Admin rights could mean a local infection becomes a network disaster.
Consider installing the Microsoft Office viewers
These viewer applications let you see what documents look like without opening them in Word or Excel.
Patch early, patch often
The sooner you patch the fewer holes there are for ransomware to exploit.
Stay up-to-date with new security features in your business applications
For example Office 2016 now includes a control called “Block macros from running in Office files from the internet”.
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