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RansomAware – protect your business

A company is hit with ransomware every 40 seconds (according to Securelist); make sure your business is protected. 

Action Fraud with Cyber Protect UK, partners in law enforcement and the private sector has launched Phase 2 of #RansomAware – an initiative designed to get bussinesses protected from the dangers of ransomware. 

Download our newsletter which explains why your bussiness should never pay a ransom and hear about how other organisations have been affected. 

Protect your business against cybercrime

Backups
Backup all of your important data to a storage device that won’t be left connected to your computer or network, such as an external hard drive ,or an online storage service.

Anti-virus 
Anti-virus software-which is often included for free within popular operating systems-should be used on all computers and laptops.

Updates
Install the latest software and app updates on all of your devices. They often include important security fixes which will protect your devices from viruses and hackers.

Emails 
Don’t check emails using an administrator account. Look for obvious signs of phishing such as poor grammar and spelling, or low quality versions of recognisable logos

Reporting a live cyber attack 24/7

If your business, charity or other organisation is currently suffering a live cyber attack (in progress), please call 0300 123 2040 immediately. This service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.