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Cyber Resilience and Ransomware Risk Minimisation Strategies

Please click here for our Ransomware infographic/data sheet.

Cyber Resilience is the concept of building a strategy based on continuing to deliver organisational aims regardless of adverse cyber events. Focussed on business continuity, information security and organisational resilience these concepts together ensure the organisation can continue to operate i.e. stay in business regardless of any data loss event. Cyber Resilience strategy is built to combat adverse cyber events would impact negatively the integrity, confidentiality and/or availability of IT systems. Such events may be intentional although outside of the business such as Ransomware or unintentional such as pipes leaking on servers or other IT equipment, caused by human error, act of God or some combination thereof. It is important to emphasise that Ransomware infection is a data loss situation and it is well documented that companies that suffer significant data loss situations seldom survive or are at best severely damaged. 

Like all disaster recovery we should accept that a data loss event such as ransomware infection is inevitable. Cyber Resilience however requires that as an organisation you must take measures to minimise your risks and the potential for other damage; specifically, we recommend Wizards staff training in general housekeeping:

  1. Staff training
    • Keep browsing habits safe
    • Ensure safe practice when opening emails
  2. Run antivirus system
    • Keep up to date
  3. Initiate backup strategy with backups off site and on separate domain
    • Validate restore frequently
  4. Keep all software up to date
    • Run updates as required

This will never be enough; Cyber Resilience requires that we treat ransomware as a zero-day virus that is designed to walk around antivirus software however up to date it is. We nonetheless keep our antivirus software up to date as there is a vast amount of other malware in circulation that we must mitigate against. 

To understand more about Cyber Resilience and other services contact us on 0333 241 7707 or use sales@wizards.co.uk.

Cyber Resilience and Ransomware Specific Strategy

Creating a Cyber Resilience strategy requires we operate on the assumption you will be infected with ransomware and to quote Lee Child, hope for the best, plan for the worst:

Please click here for our Ransomware infographic/data sheet.

To understand more about Cyber Resilience and other services contact us on 0333 241 7707 or use sales@wizards.co.uk.


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