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Protecting yourself against ransomware

Due to recent ransomware attacks, we would like to remind you all of a few tips to keep yourself and your data safe:

  1. DO NOT click attachments or links in suspicious email
  2. DO back up critical data
  3. DO keep software up-to-date
  4. DO use security software
  5. As always, DO follow the suggestions in our email standard. 
  6. If you are a victim of a ransomware attack, DO NOT pay the ransom

Your GSW workstation is protected using security software, and software is kept up-to-date according to our patch management plan. However, you should be sure to use security software and up-to-date software on your personal devices and computers.

If you need help with any of these recommendations, or if you have any questions, please contact Technical Support by emailing or by calling 931-2074.