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While it is impossible to completely block ransomware at its two most common points of entry (i.e. email and websites), steps can be taken at the system-level that will reduce (but not completely eliminate) ransomware attacks.
First, it is important to note that current anti-malware products should be able to detect and block ransomware at the file and process level before data can be compromised. A well-designed anti-malware product should also be able to scan email attachments and downloads for malicious content. I emphasize should in these statements because ransomware evolves so rapidly that it is not a guarantee that even up-to-date anti-malware products will detect the latest strains.
We integrate a few options such as Webroot to keep combat this and keep our clients safe. Another is Sophos Intercept X because it is specifically designed to combat ransomware encryption type threats. It prevents the malicious spontaneous encryption of data by ransomware- even trusted files or processes that have been hijacked. And once ransomware gets intercepted, it will revert your files back to their safe states.
Exploit Prevention Stops Modern Threats
The unique technologies are designed to stop attackers before they have a chance to throw their first punch. Rather than examining hundreds of millions of known malware samples, Intercept instead focuses on the relatively small collection of techniques used to spread malware. This way, we can ward off zero-day attacks without having even seen them first.
TIP: If traveling, alert IT beforehand, especially if you're going to be using public wireless Internet. Make sure you use a trustworthy Virtual Private Network (VPN) when accessing public Wi-Fi like Norton WiFi Privacy.
If you have questions about these programs or need help with securing your business against these attacks, please call our office and one of our experts will be glad to help 417-622-0933.