Recent incidents of malware has affected government agencies and businesses around the world, but there are ways you can stay protected.

The recent “WannaCry” ransomware denies individual’s access to applications and resources until a ransom is deposited into a designated account, in a specific currency. The United States Small Business Administration has tips on how to protect your business.

  • Integrate security practices every day and through training.
  • Establish security policies, standards and procedures. Experts say organizations tend to forget to train employees on basic security hygiene.
  • Employees should be advised to have a stronger password.
  • Organizations need to set up a patch program where all software and systems are updated regularly including emergency fixes.