Ransomware has become the weapon of choice for the major cyber-crime organizations and malicious governments, representing a potentially existential threat to companies that are successfully attacked. Current versions of crypto-ransomware target all vulnerable resources, including online backup, making even selective restoration a complex and costly exercise. New variations of crypto-ransomware like Ryuk, Maze, Sodinokibi, Netwalker, Phobos, Conti and Egregor have made the headlines, displacing WannaCry, Cerber, and Petya in notoriety, elaborateness, and destructiveness.
90% of ransomware breaches come from innocent-looking emails with malicious hyperlinks or file attachments, and many are "zero-day" variants that can escape detection by traditional signature-matching antivirus tools. While user training and frontline detection are critical to defend your network against ransomware, leading practices demand that you assume some malware will eventually get through and that you prepare a solid backup solution that permits you to repair the damage rapidly with little if any damage.
Progent's ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Assessment is a low-cost service centered around a remote discussion with a Progent security expert skilled in ransomware protection and recovery. In the course of this interview Progent will cooperate with your Chattanooga network management staff to collect pertinent information about your cybersecurity profile and backup environment. Progent will utilize this data to produce a Basic Security and Best Practices Report documenting how to adhere to best practices for implementing and administering your security and backup systems to prevent or recover from a ransomware assault.
Progent's Basic Security and Best Practices Report highlights vital areas related to ransomware prevention and restoration recovery. The review covers:
Ransomware is a variety of malware that encrypts or steals a victim's files so they are unusable or are publicized. Ransomware sometimes locks the target's computer. To prevent the carnage, the victim is required to pay a certain ransom, usually in the form of a crypto currency like Bitcoin, within a short time window. There is no guarantee that delivering the extortion price will recover the damaged data or avoid its exposure to the public. Files can be encrypted or deleted across a network depending on the target's write permissions, and you cannot solve the strong encryption algorithms used on the hostage files. A common ransomware delivery package is booby-trapped email, whereby the target is tricked into responding to by a social engineering exploit known as spear phishing. This causes the email message to look as though it came from a trusted source. Another popular vulnerability is a poorly secured Remote Desktop Protocol port.
CryptoLocker ushered in the new age of crypto-ransomware in 2013, and the monetary losses caused by different versions of ransomware is said to be billions of dollars annually, more than doubling every two years. Famous examples are Locky, and Petya. Recent headline threats like Ryuk, Sodinokibi and TeslaCrypt are more elaborate and have caused more damage than earlier versions. Even if your backup processes enable you to recover your encrypted data, you can still be threatened by exfiltration, where ransomed documents are made public. Because new variants of ransomware are launched every day, there is no certainty that conventional signature-based anti-virus filters will block a new attack. If threat does show up in an email, it is critical that your end users have learned to identify social engineering tricks. Your last line of protection is a sound process for scheduling and keeping offsite backups and the deployment of reliable restoration platforms.
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