Due to the recent ransomware attack which affected
computers worldwide and in particular NHS hospitals and
doctors’ surgeries, we have decided to make this month’s
Byte-Size News a ransomware special.
Below you will find lots of tips about how you can minimise
the risk to your
About the Attack
The attack was due to a kind of ransomware called Wanna Decryptor, which is also known as WannaCrypt, WannaCryptor and WannaCry.
One of the most effective things you can do to protect your computer and network is to ensure all updates and security patches are installed.
Ensure you have anti-virus and anti-spam software installed (and up-to-date) on your network to help protect against viruses.
Connecting to less secure networks exposes corporate networks to attacks. This can be prevented by developing policies and risk management approaches to protect corporate networks by applying security controls.
A firewall is software or hardware which helps to protect your company’s IT network by screening and blocking hackers, viruses or worms that try to infect your computer over the internet.
Backups are an essential part of your Disaster Recovery plan.
Ensure that you have good, tested backups which are done on a regular basis. Also remember to adhere to the 3-2-1 rule, click here to find out what that means >
One of the most common ways viruses infect computers is via emails.
To lessen the risk of your system becoming infected by ransomware and other viruses, read our top tips about staying safe on email,
by clicking here >
Safe Internet Use
One of the most basic rules to follow when it comes to preventing viruses and ransomware attacks is to use the internet safely.
We have put together a list of rules to follow for using the internet safely, click here to have a read through >
Keep in Contact
If you feel your network needs a security review, please do get in touch by phone on 01706 239 000 option 2 or email us on