For the second time this month I wish to provide a respectful shout-out to the following blog post that provides further tips on preventing ransomware that were not present in previous posts.
For example, using the principle of least privilege (not using a privileged user account on your device when you don’t have to e.g. for everyday general use), security awareness (being aware/having knowledge of current computer security trends and knowing what to avoid/which warning signs to look out for) as well as a new security feature developed by Microsoft for Office 2016 in an effort to prevent the spread of ransomware. I hope that you will find the post linked to below useful:
8 tips for preventing ransomware by John Zorabedian (Sophos Security)
Further practical advice on preventing ransomware is provided in a previous blog post.