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The Role of IT Management Software in Ransomware Prevention and Response

The Role of IT Management Software in Ransomware Prevention and Response

If you’re working in IT In 2022, diligence is your watchword (or one of them). At every turn, there are hackers and thieves trying to steal your information and that of your customers. That’s why it is vital to have IT management software to help prevent and respond to attacks. 

Why You Need IT Management Software

If you’re working in IT In 2022, diligence is your watchword (or one of them). At every turn, there are hackers and thieves trying to steal your information and that of your customers. That’s why it is vital to have IT management software to help prevent and respond to attacks.  

 

Making sure that you have automated IT alerts and notifications in place is a great way to minimize your Mean Time To Know (MTTK), thus decreasing the cost of IT downtime which can run as high as thousands of dollars per minute. That means creating systems that report intrusions before they become attacks (ransomware prevention) and prompts staff to break network connections and get air-gapped backups online as soon as possible (ransomware response).

How to Help Yourself with Automated Alarm Management

Effective systems that notify the right people about attacks at the earliest possible moment can be the difference between a crisis and a catastrophe. When your alert system uses SMS, push notifications to mobile or desktop, and voice messaging– and allows automatic escalation if the first person can’t be reached– you’re giving yourself the best odds of surviving an attack.

HipLink’s automated alert system keeps the right people informed at the right times and escalates automatically when someone in your first echelon can’t be reached.   

Prevention is Key, but Response Time Matters

When it comes to reaction to a ransomware attack, time can be your friend or your worst enemy. For the attacker, the more time they have, the more of a threat they are– and the more time and money they cost you. With the proper IT management software, you can remain in-the-know should your system fall victim to a ransomware attack.

Having a good alert system in place is your first step to mitigating an attack. With immediate alerts comes a fast reaction, allowing you to stop an intrusion in its tracks.

Cybersecurity is complex, but simple steps like automated responses are important to surviving a ransomware attack with the best possible outcomes. If you’re looking for more information about how to prepare for (and prevent) ransomware attacks, start with the US Cyber Security & Infrastructure Security Agency’s “Cyber Resource Hub.” Hiring a security contractor to help is another great way to protect your systems and your people.

In addition to these steps, don't forget the importance of offline backups and regular vulnerability scanning. Automated responses to intrusion detection can prevent intrusions from becoming attacks because the right people know in time to take action.


Interested in learning even more on this topic? Get an in-depth look at how to protect your people and your systems here. 

 

When it comes to mitigating problems, prevention is always always key. But if prevention ever fails, knowledge becomes power and an effective IT alarm management system you can respond quickly.

Why Choose Hiplink IT Management Software

HipLink is dedicated to educating our clients and providing IT alert systems and more to help protect you from ransomware, malware, and other cybersecurity threats. 


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