Ransomware has been weaponized by the major cyber-crime organizations and malicious states, representing a potentially existential threat to companies that are victimized. Current versions of crypto-ransomware go after all vulnerable resources, including online backup, making even selective recovery a challenging and expensive exercise. New versions of crypto-ransomware like Ryuk, Maze, Sodinokibi, Mailto (aka Netwalker), Phobos, LockBit and Nephilim have made the headlines, replacing WannaCry, Cerber, and Petya in notoriety, elaborateness, and destructive impact.
Most ransomware breaches are caused by innocent-looking emails that include dangerous links or attachments, and many are "zero-day" strains that can escape detection by traditional signature-matching antivirus filters. Although user education and up-front detection are critical to defend against ransomware, leading practices demand that you take for granted some malware will inevitably get through and that you implement a solid backup solution that allows you to repair the damage quickly with little if any damage.
Progent's ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Assessment is an ultra-affordable service centered around a remote interview with a Progent security consultant skilled in ransomware protection and repair. In the course of this interview Progent will cooperate directly with your Bellevue network managers to collect pertinent information concerning your cybersecurity setup and backup processes. Progent will use this data to generate a Basic Security and Best Practices Assessment documenting how to adhere to leading practices for configuring and managing your cybersecurity and backup solution to block or clean up after a crypto-ransomware assault.
Progent's Basic Security and Best Practices Assessment focuses on key areas related to crypto-ransomware defense and restoration recovery. The report covers:
Ransomware is a variety of malicious software that encrypts or deletes a victim's files so they are unusable or are publicized. Ransomware sometimes locks the victim's computer. To avoid the damage, the victim is asked to send a certain amount of money, usually via a crypto currency like Bitcoin, within a short time window. There is no guarantee that paying the extortion price will recover the lost files or prevent its exposure to the public. Files can be altered or deleted throughout a network based on the target's write permissions, and you cannot solve the military-grade encryption algorithms used on the compromised files. A common ransomware attack vector is tainted email, in which the user is lured into responding to by means of a social engineering exploit known as spear phishing. This makes the email to look as though it came from a familiar source. Another common vulnerability is a poorly secured Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) port.
CryptoLocker ushered in the modern era of ransomware in 2013, and the damage caused by different strains of ransomware is said to be billions of dollars annually, roughly doubling every other year. Famous attacks include WannaCry, and NotPetya. Recent headline threats like Ryuk, Maze and Cerber are more sophisticated and have wreaked more havoc than earlier strains. Even if your backup processes enable you to recover your ransomed data, you can still be hurt by so-called exfiltration, where ransomed data are made public. Because additional versions of ransomware are launched daily, there is no guarantee that conventional signature-matching anti-virus tools will detect the latest malware. If threat does appear in an email, it is important that your end users have been taught to identify phishing techniques. Your ultimate defense is a sound process for scheduling and keeping offsite backups plus the use of dependable recovery tools.
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