The WannaCry ransomware attack took the world by storm last month, successfully claiming 200,000 victims across 150 countries – and with some high-profile casualties, including the NHS. It spread quickly and was highly disruptive – grabbing news headlines across the globe and putting IT security in the spotlight.
Of course, WannaCry was not the first – nor is it likely to be the last, as we have seen with the Petya attack, – a form of ransomware that can be distributed by cyber-criminals. However, this should serve as a warning to organisations that they need to start taking urgent steps to protect themselves against this serious malware.
So, in the aftermath of an attack, what steps should organisations be taking to reduce their risk of falling victim to ransomware?
Luke Potter, SureCloud’s Cybersecurity Practice Director, looks at what organisations can do to minimise the risk of a falling victim to a ransomware attack – and offers advice on how to respond if you do