// TECH TRENDS // about 82,000 per day , it is likely that every organisation is at risk of being victimised .
As a best practice , ThreatLocker recommends that organisations first understand that the most frequent cause of malware is phishing . By implementing an e-mail filtering and protection system to reduce the number of phishing attempts that reach your mailbox , you can better protect yourself from phishing attempts and malware attacks .
To tackle this problem , ThreatLocker ' s Allowlisting solution was built to block all unapproved software including malware from executing without approval from an administrative team .
On using Allowlisting , Joseph Undis , Senior Cloud Engineer at TechCon Consulting , said : “ It completely replaced the need for AppLocker and provided more control to automatically update policies leading to fewer management hours .”
In line with malware , ransomware is a type of malicious software purposely designed to block access to a computer system or threaten to release your confidential data online until a sum of money is paid .
In the case of lock-screen ransomware , computers or PCs can be frozen out completely with little or no access to files and systems . The code intrudes , encrypts and locks all data and files , building a code wall until a sum of money is paid .
Ransomware attackers previously requested payments via Western Union or special text message but recently , attackers demand payments via cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin .
Ransomware attacks are always disruptive and costly whether you pay the criminals to return access to locked systems or not . In 2021 , the average cost of a ransomware attack to an
AS A BEST PRACTICE , THREATLOCKER RECOMMENDS PROVIDING STAFF WITH CYBERSECURITY AND PHISHING AWARENESS TRAINING SO THEY CAN IDENTIFY AND REACT TO POSSIBLE SCAMS OR PHISHING ATTEMPTS .
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