Ransomware precautions



  • Hi,

    Aside from the usual ransomeware precautions, will i get additional defense if i'm using sandboxie for my browsing and/or VM guest machine?



  • @nvila said in Ransomware precautions:

    Hi,

    Aside from the usual ransomeware precautions, will i get additional defense if i'm using sandboxie for my browsing and/or VM guest machine?

    rasonmware is usually caused by user error. I wouldn't browse the web differently especially if your users aren't browsing differently. They are usually the weak link.

    Send your users emails weekly about threats. I use the KnowBe4 blog for this.



  • @IRJ said in Ransomware precautions:

    @nvila said in Ransomware precautions:

    Hi,

    Aside from the usual ransomeware precautions, will i get additional defense if i'm using sandboxie for my browsing and/or VM guest machine?

    rasonmware is usually caused by user error. I wouldn't browse the web differently especially if your users aren't browsing differently. They are usually the weak link.

    Send your users emails weekly about threats. I use the KnowBe4 blog for this.

    ^^ This.

    1. Common sense
    2. Up to date Brower (Chrome / Firefox / ...)
    3. Up to date AV
    4. GPOs may help on Windows, like whitelisting Outlook attachments


  • @irj is correct. Yes you would get better protection, but do you feel that you are a weak link at that point? Not likely. You are aware of safe browsing habits. You are probably already safe.



  • Phishing Tests are the best way to train your users.



  • I stumbled across a testing framework for this a few weeks ago. Haven't had a chance to test it out yet...

    https://getgophish.com/



  • do you feel you actually gain anything by sending the blog to your users? A few of mine might ask about it, but after the third week, they would just delete and never read or look back.



  • Email is also the more likely way to get hit by ransomware today than some random website.


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