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Protect Your Organisation Against Malware

21 July 2023

One of the most prevalent types of cyber-crimes comes from malicious software, more commonly known as malware. Malware can exist in many forms, such as ransomware, spyware and viruses. Once malware infiltrates a device or system, cyber-criminals can gain access to critical information. For instance, Royal Mail fell victim to a ransomware attack in January 2023 after hackers encrypted Royal Mail’s international export systems and demanded a huge ransom payment in exchange for the decryption key. The attack resulted in severe disruption to international export services and significant consumer delays.

To avoid a similar fate, protecting your organisation against malware is vital. Consider the following tips for doing so:

  • Frequently back up data and devices.
  • Utilise antivirus, anti-malware and anti-phishing software.
  • Use a firewall on company devices.
  • Keep company software up to date.
  • Train employees to be cautious about downloading any files or attachments.
  • Use an ad blocker.
  • Try to avoid using public Wi-Fi when travelling.
  • Turn off Wi-Fi, GPS and Bluetooth settings when they are not being used.
  • Be wary of emails and text messages containing links.
  • Never share personal information, such as any security question answers, that hackers could use to access accounts.
  • Purchase robust cyber-liability insurance to cover the cost of malware attacks or other losses incurred from breaches.

Although malware and other cyber-attacks are a constant threat, by ensuring you have sufficient cover and the necessary risk-mitigation tools, you can go a long way in protecting your organisation from these and other perils.

Contact us today for further guidance and insurance solutions.

Protect Your Organisation Against Malware