Malware can spread when you install an infected program , click an infected link or open a malicious email attachment .
For example , trojan malware disguises itself as legitimate software to enter your system in a similar way that phishing emails impersonate trusted sources . It begins launching malicious agenda once it enters your systems .
With new reports revealing that over 30 million new malware threats occur each year and 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 .
3 . Ransomware
In line with malware , Ransomware is a type of malicious software purposely designed