WannaCry Ransomware / EASY TO AVOID
Hospitals have been shut down.
The ones actively operating on sick people.
How does this happen?
Because those hospitals LET IT HAPPEN.
We could engage in a discussion about the people doing this, but that doesn’t help.
Let’s instead look at how the heck hospitals LET THIS HAPPEN.
What does ransomware do?
- First, it infects a users computer. This isn’t a big deal. Yes, it’s inconvenient for the user, but since no important files should be stored on that computer (they should be on the server), if the computer never turns on again, worst case scenario is you go buy a new one. All set.
- Second, it encrypts files on the server and demands a ransom to decrypt them.
That’s it. That’s what ransomware does.
So what’s the big deal? Files on servers are being encrypted and people don’t know what to do about it.
Well, why not stop ransomware from encrypting files on the servers and avoid the whole mess in the first place.
There are tools built into Windows Server that will allow you to detect the encryption beginning and stop it immediately. Those tools are FREE. Microsoft builds them into the server and they are FREE to use.
That’s what Technology Seed does. We stop the infection by watching for it, then squashing it.
We follow best practices, and train end-users, but when a mistake is made (and mistakes will be made) we let our trained servers do what they do best – serve us.
Call me. 603-458-7190
Let me explain to you how we do it and why it works. The simplicity will stun you.
Our solution for controlling 100+ WAPs was to configure the Access Points to talk to one central cloud controller.
Mirroring your server allows you to maintain a EXACT replica of your data. If your server should fail, you can roll-over to the replica with near zero downtime.
The biggest mistake you can make in IT is not being involved.
We are excited to share that we (and by “we” we mean our fearless, tireless and hairless IT Director, Kyle Scofield) are featured in the October Edition of Business Solutions Magazine!