3 Ways to Protect Your Small Business from Ransomware Attacks

If you are unfamiliar with ransomware attacks, a ransomware attack is a type of cyberattack in which hackers encrypt a company’s data and charge you a ransom to release it. Considering the crucial role that data plays for many businesses in the modern economy, ransomware attacks can be devastating. Here are some ways to protect your small business from ransomware attacks.

1. Train your staff

A large percentage of ransomware attacks occur simply because one employee at a company clicked on a suspicious link in an email. So, the first way to defend against ransomware attacks is to train employees not to click on suspicious links or download suspicious files. In many cases, it is well worth paying a cybersecurity expert to come in and train your staff for a few hours or even a day or two how to avoid clicking on ransomware links. This can be extremely helpful for reducing ransomware risk.


2. Backup all of your crucial data

You can do this with the cloud, or with an external hard drive. Whichever route you choose, having another copy of your data can be highly beneficial if your company is hit by a ransomware attack. This is because even if your primary data is corrupted, you will be able to use your backup data to keep your company running. This can prevent utter catastrophe.

3. Use cybersecurity software

There are a number of great options when it comes to cybersecurity software that can detect and block ransomware attacks. One of these software programs is called X. The X software takes advantage of deep learning to identify ransomware. This software has a solid performance record against ransomware attacks. So, you should strongly consider using this software, or another good option to help protect against ransomware attacks.


Ransomware attacks are one of the most dangerous things that can happen to your business. This is because it can prevent your business from operating, and every day that your business is shut down due to a ransomware attack, you can lose a lot of money. Many companies simply choose to pay the ransom as opposed to deal with the data loss. Hopefully your company will never have to do this. Following the advice in this article can help you to reduce your risk of being the victim of a ransomware attack.

Karin Jakovljevic

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Karin Jakovljevic

Karin Jakovljevic is the head of marketing at Ximble, a powerful, cloud-based workforce management system, simplifying employee scheduling and time tracking for retailers, restaurants and small businesses.

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