I have a question about securing my NAS box from crypto ransomware. I know that many of them will encrypt any mapped drive on the computer so none of the computers that backup to the nas have a network map for it. The backup software uses the ip address to get to the NAS for backups. I still would like users to be able to see the files on the NAS box from each PC easily. I believe I have to possible solutions but wanted feedback from other people.
The first option is to just make an internet shortcut to the NAS box webbased OS. The issue I have with this is it gives users access to all of the settings on the NAS box. It is only three other users that would access it but the less people that can make changes the better.
The second option is to make a shortcut on the desktop to the shared folder. This is technically not a mapped drive but I do not know if any of the ransomware programs would be able to access it.
Any feedback would be appreciated.