Protecting your organisation from ransomware
Ransomware is a growing global cyber security threat, and one which could affect any organisation that does not have appropriate defences. The first half of 2016 saw an almost threefold increase in ransomware variants compared to the whole of 2015. While ransomware against Windows operating systems has been commonplace for some years, attacks against Mac and Linux systems are also seen.
The methods for infecting systems with ransomware are similar to other types of malicious software, as are the steps organisations can take to protect themselves. Depending on your level of preparation, ransomware infection can cause minor irritation or wide-scale disruption.
This guidance provides an overview of ransomware, suggests some simple steps to prevent a ransomware incident, and advises on what to do if your organisation is infected by ransomware.