In my two previous posts, I've talked about email safety and the importance of educating your end users. The goal being that your employees become critical consumers of information and data on the internet. As I mentioned before, one of the most important investments that you can make towards the security of your business is to educate your employees about email safety and best overall practices. So, what is the next smartest thing business owners can do to securely manage their IT assets?
As a business owner, your focus is to ensure that your business systems and data are secure from threats. There are many ways to make that happen. You may find yourself asking, what is the best way? Which solution will provide the most return on your investment? Would it be a new firewall? Fresh antivirus and anti-malware apps? Actually, the answer might surprise you. The best return on your invested dollars is to help educate your end users. One ignorant end user can bring down your entire infrastructure no matter what you might have invested.
As small and medium-sized business owners, we make every effort to ensure that our networks are protected from malware, viruses, and spam. It only takes one user to click on a link in a spam or phishing email to bring down the whole network. How do we educate our users so that they become critical consumers in a high-tech workplace?
On Tuesday, a new ransomware appeared in Russia and the Ukraine, and began spreading throughout the region. The ransomware which has been dubbed, “Bad Rabbit,” started spreading through Russian media outlets and large corporations in the Ukraine. Quickly, it made its way to large corporations in Western Europe and the United States.