Defending Against Ransomware

CYBER EXPO BLOG

Defending Against Ransomware

 

Ransomware is constantly on the rise, attacking organisations large, small and everything in between, including the NHS which was hit by a ransomware attack in May 2017. Thus, it’s clear that no business is safe from the threat of ransomware attacks and that is why it will be a key theme at Cyber Expo Ireland.

The nature and level of sophistication of ransomware is always evolving, with cyber criminals developing increasingly savvy methods of monetising these types of attacks. For businesses that fall victim to ransomware attacks, the consequences can be devastating! Ransomware that lands in shared locations within networks can paralyze an organisation's operations and potentially halt their business altogether. With cyber criminals implementing larger and savvier attacks, defending against them must change and adapt directly alongside.

However, ransomware is notoriously challenging to prevent altogether and as a result, many companies believe that a reactive approach is the only way. While knowing how to fight back if your company is attacked is important, taking proactive steps to minimize the odds of an attack is arguably more important and more effective. Proactive prevention measures can save your business a significant amount of resources and capital due to interrupted operations, data loss and other consequences.

 

How can businesses defend against ransomware attacks?

 

To gain some insight into how today's companies are defending themselves against ransomware attacks, Renaissance are hosting Irelands 1st Cyber Security Expo, Cyber Expo Ireland!

 

Cyber Expo Ireland will take place on 29th November 2017 at The Irish Management Institute, Dublin. The event will bring together the whole Cyber Security Ecosystem; Exhibitors, Re-sellers, Security Experts and End Users.

 

The event will differ from traditional conferences allowing for a much more interactive approach. Exhibitors will be hosting demos of the latest tech in the cyber space and Re-sellers will be on hand to offer guidance sessions so you can discuss and deploy data security solutions that are best suited to your business. Furthermore, there will be a range of security experts sharing their industry leading insights and you will also have the chance to book a 1-to-1 with them to discuss any queries or questions you may have.

 

With this event, you will gain a better understanding of the how to defend against ransomware attack and how to recover if an attack is to occur.

 

To register and book your spot today, click here