ransomware can destroy your businessYou have to spend some money to save money.

None of us like to spend money … in fact marketers will tell you that it is psychologically painful for people when they have to hand over their hard-earned cash.

Add to that the fact that we’re all on the Net where we believe everything should be free and it’s no wonder that none of us like to spend money on anything … not even the safety of the things that are most important to us.

The cost of protection is far less than the cost of recovery

So accepting the premise that we need to spend money if we want to avoid the impacts of ransomware is hard to do until you have to spend a lot more money to get your files back.

You may think that investing real money on some anti-ransomware is terrible and you just don’t see any value in it … but what are a few dollars when you suddenly discover that every business file that is vital to your business has been locked up and you can’t get them back.

If you find yourself facing a situation like that you will suddenly realise that you’ve valued your business at even less than a few dollars … and how foolish is that?

So if you want to avoid ransomware then be prepared to spend some money on software that is specifically aimed at blocking ransomware.

Keep your anti-ransomware software updated

Don’t think you’re safe because you happen to have an anti-virus program on your computer because most of those won’t do anything to stop ransomware. You need software that clearly states that it blocks ransomware and, at the time of writing this, there are a few to choose from and a quick search on Google will reveal them.

And don’t forget to keep that anti-ransomware updated!

Of course, installing an anti-ransomware programme is just the start and there are other things that you need to be doing to avoid ransomware and we’ll look at the next step you need to take in the next post.