Ransomware has been widely adopted by the major cyber-crime organizations and malicious governments, representing a potentially lethal risk to businesses that are victimized. The latest variations of ransomware go after everything, including online backup, making even partial restoration a long and costly exercise. Novel versions of ransomware like Ryuk, Maze, Sodinokibi, Mailto (aka Netwalker), Phobos, Conti and Egregor have made the headlines, displacing Locky, Spora, and CryptoWall in prominence, elaborateness, and destructive impact.
90% of ransomware infections are the result of innocent-looking emails that have malicious links or file attachments, and many are "zero-day" attacks that elude the defenses of traditional signature-based antivirus tools. While user education and frontline detection are important to defend against ransomware attacks, leading practices demand that you take for granted some attacks will inevitably get through and that you prepare a solid backup mechanism that permits you to repair the damage quickly with little if any losses.
Progent's ProSight Ransomware Vulnerability Assessment is an ultra-affordable service centered around an online interview with a Progent cybersecurity consultant experienced in ransomware protection and recovery. During this assessment Progent will cooperate directly with your Colorado Springs network managers to collect critical data about your cybersecurity setup and backup processes. Progent will use this information to produce a Basic Security and Best Practices Report detailing how to adhere to best practices for configuring and administering your security and backup solution to prevent or recover from a ransomware assault.
Progent's Basic Security and Best Practices Assessment highlights vital issues related to crypto-ransomware prevention and restoration recovery. The report addresses:
Ransomware is a variety of malware that encrypts or steals a victim's files so they are unusable or are made publicly available. Crypto-ransomware sometimes locks the target's computer. To prevent the damage, the victim is required to pay a certain amount of money (the ransom), usually in the form of a crypto currency like Bitcoin, within a short time window. It is never certain that delivering the extortion price will recover the damaged files or avoid its publication. Files can be altered or deleted throughout a network depending on the target's write permissions, and you cannot solve the strong encryption technologies used on the hostage files. A typical ransomware delivery package is tainted email, whereby the target is lured into interacting with by a social engineering technique known as spear phishing. This causes the email to appear to come from a trusted source. Another common attack vector is an improperly protected RDP port.
The ransomware variant CryptoLocker opened the modern era of ransomware in 2013, and the damage attributed to by different versions of ransomware is estimated at billions of dollars per year, roughly doubling every two years. Notorious attacks include Locky, and NotPetya. Recent headline threats like Ryuk, DoppelPaymer and CryptoWall are more sophisticated and have wreaked more damage than older versions. Even if your backup/recovery processes permit your business to recover your ransomed files, you can still be hurt by so-called exfiltration, where ransomed data are made public (known as "doxxing"). Because new versions of ransomware are launched daily, there is no guarantee that conventional signature-matching anti-virus tools will block a new attack. If an attack does appear in an email, it is critical that your end users have been taught to be aware of phishing techniques. Your ultimate protection is a sound scheme for scheduling and keeping remote backups plus the use of dependable recovery tools.
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