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How To Stay Protected Against Ransomware

A practical user guide from Sophos on how to spot ransomware, what it looks like, and how to prevent it affecting your business.

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How To Stay Protected Against Ransomeware

A practical user guide from Sophos on how to spot ransomware, what it looks like, and how to prevent it affecting your business.

In The Guide:

  • A list of 9 actionable items illustrating how to spot ransomeware and impletement best-practice security recommendations.
  • An overview of why ransomware attacks are happening and why they’re so successful in succeeding.
  • We highlight the critical security technologies that every IT setup should include.
  • A disussion of some of the most common examples of ransomware, how they penetrate a secure system, and how the user is the weakest link in the security chain.

A guide, perfect for businesses that are large and small that are under threat from increasingly aggressive and brutal ransomware attacks.

Excerpt From The Guide:

A guide, perfect for businesses that are large and small that are under threat from increasingly aggressive and brutal ransomware attacks.

Excerpt From The Guide:

Ransomware – A Brief Introduction

Ransomware is one of the most widespread and damaging threats that internet users face. Since the infamous CryptoLocker first appeared in 2013, we’ve seen a new era of file-encrypting ransomware variants delivered through spam messages and Exploit Kits, extorting money from home users and businesses alike. The current wave of ransomware families can have their roots traced back to the early days of Fake AV, through “Locker” variants and finally to the file-encrypting variants that are prevalent today. Each distinct category of malware has shared a common goal – to extort money from victims through social engineering and outright intimidation. The demands for money have grown more forceful with each iteration. A Sophos survey of 2,700 organizations found that 54% have been hit by ransomware – twice on average. Of those hit, 77% were running up-to-date antivirus at the time of the attack. And the costs are punitive, with the median impact per organization US$133k (£100k).

How Does A Ransomware Attack Happen?

There are two main ways that a ransomware attack starts. Via an email with a malicious attachment, or by visiting a compromised (often a legitimate, mainstream) website.

5.1.2 How To Post A Sales Invoice

Use the Invoice command on the Action menu associated with the Customer form to enter ‘direct’ invoices for the currently selected customer.

Direct invoices are invoices for goods and/or services sold to the customer which do not involve SOP, Invoicing or Stock modules, and for which the original invoice document has been created outside the system. If you have the Costing module, you can analyse invoices to jobs, phases and revenue type cost codes to update transactions in the Costing module.


Tech Tip:

Nominal Codes

The nominal codes are linked via the sales codes which are also referred to as ‘Analysis codes’ throughout the system.

Account Specific Searching

Use the CTRL+F to bring up the search box or use the binocular icon to search for the customer account.

To Post An Invoice

  1. Click the Financials tab and the click Sales – Processing on the Ribbon Bar.
  2. Retrieve the customer record for which you want to post transaction details, click Action and then click Invoice. The Post Customer Invoice form appears.
  3. On the Cash tab, if “Allow Cash On Invoice” is switched on, use this tab to enter details on the transaction.
  4. On the General tab, enter the Transaction Header details.
  5. On the Analysis tab, select the Analysis Codes for the transaction as required.
  6. Cash Payments to be allocated to the invoice.
  7. Click OK. Now the Analyse Customer Invoice form appears.
  8. In the boxes provided, enter the breakdown of the invoice detail. As you complete each line, it is added to the list in the bottom half of the form. If the Sales Ledger is linked to the Costing or EC VAT modules, you can update the modules when the invoice is posted.
    • If you use the Costing Module, you can tick the Costing Analysis box to enter details of a job and cost code you want to update.
    • If you use the EC VAT module and you choose an appropriate VAT code, you can enter details for the SD Report on the EC VAT SD Details Form.
  9. When the To Analyse box is zero, press ESC and then click Post.
    • If the Allow Advanced Postings option is selected on the Sales Options form, select the Advance option on the General tab to post the transaction to the next accounting period.

Hint:

You can display the EC VAT details associated with the current item line using the EC VAT command on the Action menu associated with the Analyse Customer Invoice form. This only
applies if you have the EC VAT module installed and activated and have selected the EC Despatches SD option on the Options tab of the Company Profiles form in the System module.

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How To Stay Protected Against Ransomware

A practical guide from Sophos on how to spot ransomware, what it looks like, and how to prevent it afecting your business.

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