Ransomware has been widely adopted by cybercriminals and malicious governments, posing a potentially lethal risk to businesses that are breached. Current versions of ransomware go after everything, including online backup, making even partial restoration a complex and expensive process. New variations of ransomware like Ryuk, Maze, Sodinokibi, Netwalker, DopplePaymer, Conti and Nephilim have emerged, displacing WannaCry, TeslaCrypt, and Petya in notoriety, elaborateness, and destructiveness.
Most ransomware infections are caused by innocent-looking emails that include malicious links or attachments, and a high percentage are "zero-day" strains that can escape the defenses of legacy signature-based antivirus filters. Although user training and frontline detection are critical to defend against ransomware attacks, best practices dictate that you assume some malware will eventually succeed and that you prepare a strong backup mechanism that enables you to restore files and services quickly with minimal losses.
Progent's ProSight Ransomware Vulnerability Report is an ultra-affordable service centered around an online interview with a Progent cybersecurity expert skilled in ransomware defense and repair. In the course of this assessment Progent will collaborate directly with your Belo Horizonte network managers to collect critical information concerning your security posture and backup environment. Progent will use this information to generate a Basic Security and Best Practices Assessment detailing how to follow leading practices for configuring and administering your cybersecurity and backup systems to prevent or clean up after a crypto-ransomware assault.
Progent's Basic Security and Best Practices Report focuses on key issues associated with ransomware prevention and restoration recovery. The report addresses:
Ransomware is a form of malicious software that encrypts or steals files so they cannot be used or are publicized. Crypto-ransomware sometimes locks the target's computer. To avoid the damage, the target is required to pay a certain ransom, typically via a crypto currency like Bitcoin, within a short time window. There is no guarantee that paying the extortion price will recover the damaged data or avoid its exposure to the public. Files can be altered or erased throughout a network based on the target's write permissions, and you cannot break the strong encryption technologies used on the compromised files. A typical ransomware attack vector is booby-trapped email, in which the victim is lured into responding to by means of a social engineering technique called spear phishing. This makes the email to appear to come from a familiar sender. Another common attack vector is a poorly secured Remote Desktop Protocol port.
CryptoLocker opened the new age of ransomware in 2013, and the damage caused by the many strains of ransomware is estimated at billions of dollars per year, roughly doubling every two years. Notorious examples include WannaCry, and Petya. Recent headline threats like Ryuk, Maze and Spora are more sophisticated and have caused more havoc than older strains. Even if your backup/recovery procedures allow you to recover your ransomed data, you can still be hurt by exfiltration, where stolen data are made public. Because additional versions of ransomware crop up every day, there is no certainty that conventional signature-matching anti-virus tools will detect the latest attack. If an attack does show up in an email, it is critical that your users have been taught to identify social engineering techniques. Your ultimate protection is a sound scheme for scheduling and keeping offsite backups plus the use of dependable restoration platforms.
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