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A Guide On How To Prevent Ransomware

As the WannaCry-related events in the past few days have shown, ransomware is fast becoming a major threat to computer systems in many organisations. This article details several recommendations to help you in reducing the likelihood of future infection by ransomware, or indeed any other computer viruses or malware, against systems within your organisation.

Note that each of these recommendations should be assessed for their applicability to your specific environment and you should conduct a thorough risk assessment to determine if the recommendations outlined in this document are suitable for your environment and are proportionate to the identified threat and risk.