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Ransomware
Townies discuss some of the best ways to stay safe online and minimize cyberattacks
RBsTeeth
Member Since: 07/15/19
Post: 1 of 40
I'm struggling with the idea of ransomware, especially now that I've gone full digital. I've
taken away all email privileges from my staff and have forbidden them to check their personal
emails on the work network. However, this is giving me too much work, because I am the one
fi elding incoming emails.
Does someone have a slick idea to keep your network safe? I was thinking of running a
virtual machine so my staff could check email. The virtual machine would only be connected
to the internet, but not my network. As they download legitimate X-rays, they could could drag
and drop them onto the network machine's desktop. Any thoughts on this? ■
3/16/2021
Dandmi
Member Since: 08/13/14
Post: 3 and 5 of 40
You should have a guest Wi-Fi network that they can use their phones with. We recommend
locking down Internet use by category. We use Bitdefender Antivirus, which allows us to say " no
social media, no videos, no blogs, " etc., but then we can whitelist the sites that the staff needs.
If you are going to allow browsing at work at all, they should use their phones on a guest
WiFi network or a segregated breakroom computer (your VM is a workable option).
You may want a SonicWall or other fi rewall device as well, scanning the packets of info
coming in and out. These devices can neutralize email attachments before they get to your staff
in most cases.
Right now, we're recommending the SonicWall-a hardware solution. I honestly haven't
looked into any software solutions, but the idea is getting this protection before data hits your
computers, meaning that software would be running on a shallower layer of your network, i.e.,
the computers. The SonicWall recommendation is at the request of our techs who fi nd them the
easiest to work with-so it's just a preference. Others are WatchGuard, Fortinet, etc. ■
3/16/2021
Mosby
Member Since: 01/31/13
Post: 10 of 40
Your policy for personal email should probably be that they can check it on their own
phones, using their own data. That will take care of the personal email issue on the network, I
would guess.
With regard to not allowing them to use work email at your offi ce ... it gets a bit challenging
to run a business that way, doesn't it? I would expect the offi ce staff to have to download things
from time to time just to be a functional offi ce.
A hardware solution can be used to block sites or whitelist sites as needed. A software solution
could be used to scan attachments prior to downloading them (I think). A browser extension can
be installed to confi rm sites are safe.
One thing I believe (I'm not an IT professional) is that you should power everything down at
night when you leave the offi ce. Require strong passwords. Require unique passwords. Require
that passwords be changed periodically. Use a tool like LastPass or other software to manage
passwords.
Be diligent about backups. Everything has holes and nothing is foolproof. Even backups.
The problem these larger companies are seeing now is that the virus was installed undetected
beyond 90 days. ■
6/7/2021
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