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Ransomware – How to Protect Your School

We’ve all heard it. The term that causes us to panic. The term that makes the news headlines. The term that seems to resurface every few months. Yes, it’s clear to say that Ransomware is the last thing any of us want to hear. Unfortunately, the education sector hit a cyber-security alert earlier this Autumn with many organisations being targeted. Whilst many of us have procedures in place to try and resolve these attacks, the initial threat and concern towards staff, pupils and parents is something that none of us want to go through.

Unfortunately for us, as technology evolves, so do the attackers! Resolving a ransomware attack is not as straight forward as switching the computer on and off again. Your cyber-security procedures need to be up-to-date and ahead of the game!

This is why we have teamed up with Phoenix and Trend Micro to bring you the latest information regarding your schools’ cyber-security.

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Prevent, React and Recover

The resource covers Ransomware from many angles. There is significant detail about preventing attacks via procedures you can do straight away! These include backing up, frequent software updating and the application of shields and blockers. Being prepared can keep your mind at ease.

If you do find yourselves in the middle of an attack, the resource shows how you can quickly react and recover so damage is contained and not spread. This includes isolating machines and encouraging others to report unusual behaviour.

There’s also information about recovering from attacks so you don’t find yourself succumbing to payment or loosing important data. Procedures such as using decryption tools and setting up a recovery plan are all outlined.

Protecting Your School – What Help is There?

Along with your own knowledge on cyber-security, there are other ways in which you can have peace of mind when it comes to protecting your school. Our products with Phoenix and Trend Micro are there to ensure you don’t have to worry when it comes to Ransomware attacks. The academic pricing structure on our products provides a significant discount with prices starting from £2.97 a year on device protection. Take a look at our product range and find the right one for you!

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