Glossary

How do you prevent ransomware?

The best way to prevent ransomware from infecting your computer or network is through education. Learning how to spot a phishing email or suspicious pop-up is key. Educating all employees within an organization on an ongoing basis is also important, as hacker tactics are constantly changing.

Using anti-virus and threat detection and management software is the best protection against ransomware attacks. These applications are constantly scanning your network for suspicious activity and can stop an attack before it happens or alert the IT department of any security weaknesses and vulnerabilities.

About Critical Insight

Critical Insight is the only cybersecurity-as-a-service provider that prepares, monitors and responds to cyber threats, going beyond SOC-as-a-service offerings typical of Managed Detection and Response (MDR) offerings.

With a focus on organizations that deliver critical services – hospitals, local governments, utilities, school systems, and more – we provide end-to-end support to those with limited security teams or budgets to handle threats proactively and as they occur.

Based in Bremerton and Seattle, Washington, Critical Insight is a venture-backed company founded by former CISOs in the public sector. We are committed to training new analysts and providing the most up-to-date cybersecurity protection.

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Check out our Security Awareness Trainings

In these 60-minute sessions, you’ll learn how to spot the links to avoid, you’ll learn how ransomware really works, and you’ll come away with some pretty good stories to tell. This won’t be one of those boring trainings, we promise.