Malware is a threat that Ghana’s small and medium-sized business (SMB) owners cannot ignore in this digital age. Malware is short for malicious computer software. It’s a kind of software that infects and damages computers. Malware can take the form of viruses, spyware, ransomware, and other harmful software.
SMBs in Ghana are particularly susceptible to malware because many do not have the financial resources to invest in robust antivirus or managed detection and response solutions. They are therefore vulnerable to cyber-attacks, which may result in financial and data losses, as well as damage to their reputation.
Types of Malware
There are several types of malware that small businesses in Ghana should be aware of:
Computer viruses: A virus infects computer files, and they can be spread between computers.
Spyware: Spyware, a form of malware designed to steal information such as passwords and credit card numbers from your computer.
Ransomware: Ransomware, a form of malware that encrypts victim files and asks for payment to get the key decryption.
Trojan horses: Trojan horses can be classified as malware. They are disguised software that contains malicious code.
How can SMBs protect themselves?
You can do several things to safeguard your SMB from malicious attacks.
Malware poses a significant threat to Ghana’s SMBs. By investing in MDR’s and keeping software updated, training staff, using strong passwords, and backing up their data, SMBs can better protect themselves from today’s common cybersecurity threats. To learn more about how to safeguard your business against malware, contact us.
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