7 Pieces of Content to Help MSPs Secure Data from Ransomware

Author: Henry Washburn
Author: Henry Washburn

At Datto, we want to ensure your data is safe, even against the latest and greatest data disaster. One of the most prevalent data scares occurred last month, the infamous WannaCry ransomware attack. A huge reason as to why WannaCry was so effective, was the lack of knowledge surrounding ransomware and how to protect against the threat it poses.

Luckily, Datto has been producing content focusing on ransomware for quite some time now and today we’ve got our best pieces for you to check out. Here are seven of them:

1. We Infected Ourselves with Ransomware

That’s right...we infected ourselves with ransomware. Why? To learn how to more about how it works and more importantly, to better protect our partners from it, of course. Datto’s CTO Robert Gibbons delves into our findings and covers some tips on how you can avoid ransomware altogether in this on-demand webinar.

2. The Business Guide to Ransomware

Ransomware is one of the most prevalent issues businesses face today, posing serious threats that can halt a business’ ability to operate altogether. This eBook covers many important topics from detailing how malware itself is actually spread to best practices on how you can best protect your data. Check out this eBook if you want to ensure your organization is prepared.

3. Why Are Ransomware Attacks Like WannaCry So Effective?

It’s become apparent that ransomware attacks like WannaCry are occurring, however the question isn’t so much how they’re happening, but why. In this blog post, we dive deeper into the ‘why’ side of things as well as tackling topics such as what ransomware is, how it works, and what NOT to do if you are infected with the malware.

4. Common Types of Ransomware

Unfortunately, WannaCry isn’t the only strain of ransomware out there lurking in the cyberspace. With so many different types and what seems to be a new ransomware case every day, we crafted this blog to help keep you updated with all of the most common ransomware strains and what to look for. This blog is updated regularly so stay tuned!

5. The Top 3 Ransomware Myths

As various strains of ransomware become more frequent, it has become difficult to keep track of all the details surrounding the different versions of this malware virus. In this blog, we share the top three ransomware myths every user should be aware of to ensure data is protected.

6. Three Reasons Adylkuzz May Be More Effective Than WannaCry

We’ve all heard of WannaCry ransomware, but Adylkuzz may be the strain of Ransomware your end users should be weary of. Check out this blog post detailing the differences between the two to stay ahead of these attacks.

Bonus: Number 7

For more content covering ransomware and much more, head over to Datto’s blog here.  Updated daily, you’ll be in the loop for the most important news covering how you can keep your data safe.

Henry Washburn is a technical evangelist at Datto Inc. Read more Datto blogs here.