With malware, prevention is better than cure. Some malware are extremely difficult to find let alone to remove. As a user, your focus should be to avoid possible sources of malware.  HacWare is a A.I. driven security user training platform to help your team continuously learn how to avoid malware attacks.

Here are some ways to protect your computer;

  1. Avoid opening suspicious email attachments

2. Avoid clicking random links that you do not know their source

3. Download apps only from the Microsoft Store if you are using Windows or Apple Store if you are using a Mac.

4. Only download files from trusted sources.

5. Implement the 3-2-1 + data storage strategy.

This strategy describes a method of having at least three total copies of your data, two copies should be local but on different devices or storage methods, and at least one copy should be off-site. The PLUS in this strategy takes it one step further and argues that one copy should be both offsite and offline. The offline copy is critical. This makes in inaccessible from the network so hackers, ransomware, and malicious insiders can’t destroy or ransomware all the data. This offline, offsite data means that companies can still maintain business continuity in the event of a catastrophic man-made or natural disaster. Learn more about how HacWare partner, Perpetual Storage can help with your data storage strategy.

It is also important to set up a security awareness program at your company because cybersecurity is a team sport and everyone needs to know how to prevent a malware outbreak.  Here are is a guide on how to set up a security awareness program in 4 steps.