50% of ransomware attacks last year were due to poor Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) practices. RDP is a Microsoft protocol allowing remote access from one machine to another. With the rapidly growing work-from-home workforce, organizations are granting employees access to their work computers from home. Unfortunately, criminals are exploiting this explosion in remote access to infiltrate organizations and deploy dangerous malware like ransomware into companies with poor RDP practices.
How do you secure RDP? Here are a few important tips.
- If you are not using RDP, disable it so no one can use it!
- Use long, complex passwords to secure all RDP logins.
- Protect RDP with two-factor authentication.
- Considering using a Remote Desktop Gateway.
As a client of ePlace cybersecurity risk management services, you can download the step-by-step instructions on how to implement best practices from the NEW comprehensive, 56 page “Securing RDP” guide.
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