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What is Ransomware and How Can You Protect Your Organisation?

Ransomware is a type of malware (software), that is created with the intent of doing harm to your data, devices or people. It prevents users from accessing their system by either locking their system’s screen or files and only allowing you to access your system when a ransom is paid. Ransom payments demands can vary and are often requested in bitcoins to protect the cyber-criminal’s anonymity and from potential prosecution.

Date: 16 July, 2018

What is Ransomware?

Ransomware is a type of malware (software), that is created with the intent of doing harm to your data, devices or people. It prevents users from accessing their system by either locking their system’s screen or files and only allowing you to access your system when a ransom is paid. Ransom payments demands can vary and are often requested in bitcoins to protect the cyber-criminal’s anonymity and from potential prosecution.

Unfortunately, paying the ransom does not guarantee that users will receive the decryption key or code to unlock their screen or files and their system remains infected.

Employing a security immune system is the only way to monitor and analyse security issues before they happen. IBM Security Software confidently confronts the most challenging cybersecurity problems to protect your business, systems and data.

How Do They Gain Access to My System and Data?

There are several ways in which a malware attack can occur and gain access to your system. They can enter through infected email attachments, instant messaging attachments, file sharing, social networks, websites and links. Avoiding suspicious emails and websites is not enough to protect your business or staff from a cyber-attack.

Protecting Your Business with Intelligent Security

Because each type of malware has its own way of infecting your system, it’s essential that you have a have security technology in place that has you covered? IBM X-Force Research is one of the most renowned commercial security research teams in the world, so we have every area of your security covered.

IBM Security Software not only protects your business but also the faces behind your data. It delivers a full range of security solutions and services designed to address your businesses specific needs. Our security transformation services help you evolve your security strategy to build a solid security strategy.

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