Ransomware has become the weapon of choice for cyber extortionists and bad-actor states, representing a possibly existential threat to businesses that are breached. Current strains of ransomware go after all vulnerable resources, including online backup, making even selective recovery a long and expensive process. Novel variations of crypto-ransomware like Ryuk, Maze, Sodinokibi, Mailto (aka Netwalker), Phobos, LockBit and Egregor have emerged, replacing Locky, TeslaCrypt, and NotPetya in prominence, sophistication, and destructive impact.
Most crypto-ransomware breaches are caused by innocent-looking emails that have malicious links or attachments, and a high percentage are so-called "zero-day" strains that elude the defenses of traditional signature-matching antivirus (AV) filters. Although user education and frontline detection are important to defend your network against ransomware, leading practices demand that you assume some attacks will inevitably get through and that you prepare a strong backup mechanism that allows you to restore files and services quickly with minimal damage.
Progent's ProSight Ransomware Vulnerability Checkup is an ultra-affordable service built around a remote discussion with a Progent cybersecurity consultant skilled in ransomware defense and recovery. In the course of this interview Progent will cooperate directly with your Barueri-Alphaville IT management staff to gather pertinent information about your cybersecurity setup and backup environment. Progent will use this information to produce a Basic Security and Best Practices Assessment documenting how to adhere to leading practices for implementing and administering your security and backup solution to block or recover from a crypto-ransomware assault.
Progent's Basic Security and Best Practices Report highlights key areas related to crypto-ransomware prevention and restoration recovery. The review addresses:
Ransomware is a form of malicious software that encrypts or deletes files so they are unusable or are publicized. Crypto-ransomware often locks the target's computer. To prevent the carnage, the target is asked to send a certain amount of money, usually in the form of a crypto currency like Bitcoin, within a brief period of time. There is no guarantee that delivering the ransom will recover the damaged data or avoid its publication. Files can be encrypted or erased throughout a network based on the target's write permissions, and you cannot reverse engineer the military-grade encryption technologies used on the compromised files. A typical ransomware attack vector is tainted email, whereby the target is lured into responding to by means of a social engineering technique known as spear phishing. This causes the email to appear to come from a familiar sender. Another common vulnerability is an improperly secured RDP port.
CryptoLocker opened the new age of crypto-ransomware in 2013, and the monetary losses caused by different strains of ransomware is said to be billions of dollars annually, more than doubling every other year. Notorious attacks are Locky, and NotPetya. Current headline threats like Ryuk, Maze and CryptoWall are more elaborate and have wreaked more havoc than earlier versions. Even if your backup processes enable you to restore your encrypted files, you can still be threatened by exfiltration, where stolen documents are exposed to the public. Because additional variants of ransomware are launched every day, there is no certainty that conventional signature-matching anti-virus filters will detect the latest malware. If threat does show up in an email, it is important that your users have learned to be aware of phishing tricks. Your last line of protection is a sound scheme for performing and keeping remote backups and the use of reliable recovery platforms.
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