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Preferred has been serving the Tinley Park area since 1991, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.

Rise Up Against Ransomware

Rise Up Against Ransomware

Like many of the past few years, this year has witnessed a significant surge in high-profile ransomware attacks. If you haven't already strategized how to safeguard your business from these threats, now is the time to act. Fortunately, you can take several proactive measures to mitigate the impact of ransomware attacks, and it all starts with preparation.

Effective preparation begins with a deep understanding of your technology infrastructure. By comprehensively knowing the ins and outs of your network and the interconnections between various business units, you gain a crucial advantage over potential hackers. For example, creating segmented areas within your network can limit the damage hackers can inflict, confining their impact to specific business units rather than compromising the entire infrastructure.

Maintaining strong access controls is essential to prevent ransomware and other threats from causing widespread damage. Monitoring an entire network simultaneously can be challenging for IT departments, but designing systems that impede hackers' movement enhances your ability to isolate and address issues swiftly.

Information is extremely important in the battle against ransomware and other threats. Understanding and improving your pre-attack informational advantage when formulating your cybersecurity strategy is a critical action that every business has to take. While keeping hackers out entirely is ideal, recent attacks have shown this isn't always feasible. Preparation is key to staying ahead of threats.

It's important to note that these principles apply to ransomware and various other threats that may jeopardize your infrastructure. While ransomware garners significant attention, proactive measures such as multi-factor authentication, unified threat management, and robust access control solutions can mitigate various threats.

We're here to assist if your business wants to fortify its network infrastructure against ransomware and other threats. Our expertise in implementing preventive measures (like those above) can provide peace of mind. With us managing your cybersecurity strategy, you can confidently focus on your daily operations, knowing you're well-equipped to handle any potential infrastructure challenges.

To discover how Preferred can bolster your business' defenses, contact us today at 708-781-7110.

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