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    By Gemma Murphy on November 19, 2021

    We are all moved by recent ransomware attack in Ireland and the same as with COVID we are all scared and don’t know what to think and we may be panicking a bit. Cyber Viruses and Human Viruses have some similarities and can be tackled in the same ways. We learned how to take on...

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      We are all moved by recent ransomware attack in Ireland and the same as with COVID we are all scared and don’t know what to think and we may be panicking a bit. Cyber Viruses and Human Viruses have some similarities and can be tackled in the same ways. We learned how to take on COVID so we are here to teach you how to take on a ransomware attack.

      We need to think the same way as they advised us when COVID started spreading.  We all know the guidelines to stop the spread of COVID:

      1. Stay calm

      2. Wash your hands regularly 

      3. Exercise regularly 

      4. Maintain the distance and healthy balanced diet 

      5. Wear masks

      What we need to do with ransomware 

      1. Stay calm

      2. Scan your network regularly 

      3. Test your Disaster recovery plans and security incidents plans regularly 

      4. Maintain your network e.g. firewalls, server, users security audits, patching, refresh if old kit , regular backups

      5. Regular reboots health checks to make sure you maintain the healthy status of your system 

      6. Look at the SIEM, vulnerability management thread detection 

      7. Protect your machines with solutions like Cyclance, McAfee, Fortinet, EMS, Forticlients 

      If you get infected with COVID, we have been given guidelines to limit the damage and stop the spread. Again there are similarities in the response needed:

      1. Stay calm

      2. Isolate

      3. Call your gp

      3. Get tested

      4. Seek help if unable to breathe 

      And now lets compare these tips to a Ransomware malware attack

      1. Stay calm

      2. Isolate your network environment from the internet 

      3. Call  your support teams

      4. Inspect test all your machines to see what the damage is :what got infected 

      5. Seek help from security expert to help you handle the situation 

      What we are all missing 

      1. Stay calm

      2. Plan

      3. Do

      4. Check

      5. Act

      6. Educate your employees neighbours your VIPs clients regularly on mistakes we all make

      We all need to learn to wear masks

      Now it is time to look at masks for your Environment 

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