Ransomware has been widely adopted by cybercriminals and rogue governments, representing a possibly existential threat to companies that are successfully attacked. Modern versions of crypto-ransomware target all vulnerable resources, including backup, making even selective recovery a challenging and expensive process. New strains of ransomware like Ryuk, Maze, Sodinokibi, Mailto (aka Netwalker), DopplePaymer, LockBit and Nephilim have emerged, replacing WannaCry, TeslaCrypt, and NotPetya in prominence, sophistication, and destructiveness.
90% of ransomware breaches come from innocuous-seeming emails with malicious hyperlinks or attachments, and many are so-called "zero-day" variants that elude detection by traditional signature-matching antivirus tools. Although user education and up-front detection are important to protect your network against ransomware, best practices dictate that you assume some attacks will inevitably get through and that you deploy a strong backup solution that allows you to recover rapidly with minimal damage.
Progent's ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Assessment is an ultra-affordable service built around a remote discussion with a Progent cybersecurity consultant experienced in ransomware protection and repair. In the course of this interview Progent will cooperate with your Campinas IT management staff to collect pertinent information about your cybersecurity configuration and backup environment. Progent will use this information to generate a Basic Security and Best Practices Report documenting how to follow best practices for configuring and administering your cybersecurity and backup solution to block or recover from a ransomware assault.
Progent's Basic Security and Best Practices Assessment highlights vital areas related to crypto-ransomware defense and restoration recovery. The report covers:
Ransomware is a form of malware that encrypts or steals files so they are unusable or are publicized. Ransomware sometimes locks the victim's computer. To prevent the carnage, the target is asked to send a certain amount of money (the ransom), typically in the form of a crypto currency like Bitcoin, within a brief period of time. It is never certain that paying the ransom will recover the damaged files or avoid its publication. Files can be encrypted or erased throughout a network depending on the target's write permissions, and you cannot break the strong encryption technologies used on the compromised files. A common ransomware delivery package is spoofed email, whereby the target is lured into responding to by means of a social engineering technique called spear phishing. This makes the email message to look as though it came from a trusted source. Another popular vulnerability is an improperly protected RDP port.
The ransomware variant CryptoLocker ushered in the modern era of crypto-ransomware in 2013, and the damage caused by different versions of ransomware is estimated at billions of dollars per year, roughly doubling every two years. Famous examples are WannaCry, and Petya. Current headline threats like Ryuk, Sodinokibi and Spora are more elaborate and have caused more havoc than older strains. Even if your backup/recovery procedures allow your business to restore your ransomed files, you can still be threatened by exfiltration, where stolen data are exposed to the public (known as "doxxing"). Because new versions of ransomware are launched every day, there is no guarantee that conventional signature-matching anti-virus filters will detect the latest attack. If threat does appear in an email, it is important that your end users have been taught to be aware of phishing tricks. Your last line of protection is a sound process for scheduling and retaining remote backups and the use of dependable restoration platforms.
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