So, how do you handle Malware correctly?
During our many years of experience within the malware industry, we’ve had many clients that have asked us how to properly handle malware outbreaks. It’s something you pray as a company you will never have to handle, but when/if the time comes, what’s the best way to approach it and respond? Ideally, you need to be well prepared in order to prevent the potential outbreak all together so that you don’t have to deal with the issue in the first place. If it’s too late, or you suffer a breach in security you’re going to want some failsafe measures set up in the form of a step by step incident response.
In most instances, you may not know how the infection happened and many studies show internal IT and Security staff fail to notice these kinds of infections more often than not. A lot of these issues are discovered by third-parties or customers and this can mean risking the reputation of your business. Internal staff may not have the right information or expertise to recognise and deal with these malicious threats.
We all know how ‘click happy’ people can get when they’re surfing the web, all it takes is one mis-click to cause a widespread issue. In order to stay away from dangerous infections, we need to not only make sure that your operating systems are up to date but that any applications or third-party programs you have installed are patched and up-to-date to defend against potential attacks. Not to mention implementing an anti-malware virus system, running daily checks and ideally having active live monitoring of any attacks and where they’re coming from in order to ensure they’re resolved before any real issues can occur.
All in all, it can be tough for any company or business to properly prepare and defend against constant Malware or even worse Ransomware attacks but with the right preparation and defense as well as reliable monitoring you can ensure your data and revenue is protected from those pesky, dangerous malicious files.