5 Critical Steps to Defeating Ransomware in 2021

We have all seen the worsening headlines about ransomware attacks. Statistics include: attacks occur every 9 seconds, the cost of falling victim exceeds $230K, and more than half of the known attacks target midsize and small hospitals, government services, schools, food production, law firms, and manufacturing companies. Ransomware has also become smarter.  The good news is that we have learned that indicators of compromise (IOCs) related to attacks can be discovered well ahead of the encryption stage. Even if you are a small team, taking the five defensive actions described below will significantly lower your risk of being attacked and reduce the cost of any potential losses if an attack does occur.