• Protecting your data against ransomware attack

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Keeping all your endpoints safe means taking proactive steps to enhance cybersecurity at home and work. External threats such as ransomware are becoming more and more prevalent in today’s world, and your best defence is gaining awareness of these inherent risks.


Ransomware – a trending threat.

Ransomware is a type of malicious software known to target homes, businesses, and government organisations. It is designed to prevent users from accessing their files until a ransom is paid and is spread through phishing emails or visits to an infected website.
The first step to protecting your computers and other devices from threats like ransomware would be to implement healthy security best practices. For example, use strong passwords, never use default login credentials, and disable remote desktop protocol.

Endpoint backup: The Essential Steps

The objective of many ransomware attacks is to gain access to one of your endpoints, such as personal computers. This is why your ransomware defence and disaster recovery plan should focus on endpoint backup:
  • Start by backing up all computers, servers, and virtual machines to a Synology NAS.
  • Use an application like Synology’s Active Backup for Business to back up all data to your Synology NAS. This includes personal computers, servers, and virtual machines.
  • Schedule all backups to occur frequently and at regular intervals.
  • Make sure the backups located on your Synology NAS are in turn backed up to another site, namely a second NAS that is offsite, or to a reputable cloud provider such as Synology C2.

In the event of a ransomware attack:


For further information regarding how Synology can help store and protect your data or if you have questions regarding Synology C2 Backup, Synology’s cloud backup solution for enterprise and home users, visit the Synology team at Cyber Security Live 2020 on the 25 Nov - get your free ticket now.