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Glossary definition: Ransomware Protection

Ransomware Protection: Securing Your Data

Ransomware protection is the process of safeguarding computer systems and networks from malicious software, or ransomware, that is designed to encrypt or otherwise restrict access to a user's data until a ransom is paid. Ransomware protection includes the use of antivirus software, firewalls, and other security measures to prevent ransomware from infiltrating a computer system or network in the first place. Additionally, it involves the implementation of backup and recovery plans that allow a user to restore their data in the event that ransomware does manage to infiltrate their system. Finally, ransomware protection also includes user education about the dangers of ransomware and how to avoid it.