How to Protect Your Business from Malware Attacks

In 2017, the cost of cybercrime soared to $600 billion. Don’t let your company succumb to cyber attacks. 

The threat of malware looms large over large and small businesses alike. Keeping your company safe from malware attacks is vital in preventing data breaches. 

Ensure that your data is secure, and check out our guide on how to prevent malware attacks. 

1. Use Encryption

Encryption turns your data into code that hackers can’t understand. In case a hacker does end up gaining access to your data, they won’t be able to steal it. 

By encrypting your data and creating a backup of it on another hard drive or in the cloud, you can be certain that your data won’t be compromised or lost. 

malware alert
Malware Alert

2. Install Cybersecurity Software

Taking the proper cybersecurity measures can protect your company against data breaches. Having antivirus, anti-ransomware, and anti-malware software is a huge line of defense against cybercriminals. 

Installing only one antivirus software just doesn’t cut it anymore. Your company needs several different software that specializes in preventing attacks from all types of malware. 

If you already have cybersecurity software installed, don’t forget to keep it updated. This ensures that the software can efficiently detect and eliminate any potential threats. 

3. Inform Employees About Cyber Threats

Employees are actually one of the leading causes of harmful data breaches. Many employees don’t know how to spot a malware attack, which makes it easier for hackers to access your company’s data. 

The best way to educate your employees is to hold cybersecurity training sessions. In these workshops, teach your employees how to identify the websites, links, and phishing scams that contain malware. Ads containing the File Rep Malware should also be addressed. 

At the end of the class, your employees should be able to define a virus, understand the threat of malware, and know how to prevent attacks. 

4. Upgrade Your Network Security

Without solid network security, hackers will be able to quickly infiltrate your system. A firewall serves as a thick layer of security for your company by shutting out malware and detecting potential threats that come from all types of connections. 

5. Get a Virtual Private Network (VPN)

Companies that use typical public networks are putting their business at a higher risk of a cyber attack. VPNs allow you and your employees to use the internet without worrying about the possibility of being a target for attacks. This is due to the fact that VPNs establish a private internet connection that encrypts all sent and received data.

overdramatic malware picture
Overdramatic? Yes, but I thought it was a funny malware picture.

Protecting Your Company Against Malware Attacks

When your business handles personal data, your employees and your clients should be confident that hackers won’t be able to access it.

The rise of cybersecurity threats has only gotten bigger, making it more important than ever to get up-to-date network security. Malware attacks can be especially tricky to identify, so it’s essential to have the proper measures to detect them. 

We recognize the importance of preventing malicious attacks. We offer state-of-the-art security protocols that guarantee the safety of your data. Contact us today to find out how we can help your company. 

Isaac Adams-Hands

Full Stack Developer, Digital Marketer, and InfoSec enthusiast. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Western Sydney and his Business Diploma from Georgian College before joining various marketing positions in search portals, e-commerce, higher education, and addiction recovery services.

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