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Six best practices for escaping ransomware

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Breaking news about cyber attacks has reached an all-time high recently, with ransomware attacks topping the list. Decades after Dr. Joseph Popp orchestrated the first ransomware attack in 1989, ransomware has been gaining momentum in recent years. Just this May, the WannaCry ransomware attack infected roughly 300,000 computers across 150 countries.

Ransomware attacks like WannaCry have affected all verticals, irrespective of the size of organizations. Security experts agree that beefing up IT security to combat ransomware attacks definitely helps organizations stay vigilant and escape threats. There are many antivirus solutions which can help detect ransomware attacks, but this kind of threat detection is fundamentally a reactive approach that can only reduce the spread of infection, not prevent it entirely.

For organizations that are looking to completely block ransomware attacks, there are a few proactive security approaches available. For one, updating operating systems and third-party applications in their network can provide IT admins with a sense of relief.

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