Ransomware has been widely adopted by the major cyber-crime organizations and bad-actor states, posing a possibly existential threat to businesses that fall victim. The latest variations of crypto-ransomware target everything, including backup, making even partial recovery a long and expensive process. Novel strains of ransomware such as Ryuk, Maze, Sodinokibi, Mailto (aka Netwalker), Phobos, Snatch and Egregor have made the headlines, displacing WannaCry, Cerber, and CryptoWall in prominence, sophistication, and destructive impact.
Most ransomware penetrations are the result of innocuous-looking emails that include dangerous hyperlinks or file attachments, and a high percentage are "zero-day" strains that can escape detection by traditional signature-based antivirus tools. While user training and up-front identification are critical to protect your network against ransomware, leading practices dictate that you expect that some malware will inevitably get through and that you implement a solid backup solution that permits you to recover quickly with minimal damage.
Progent's ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Checkup is a low-cost service centered around a remote interview with a Progent security expert skilled in ransomware protection and recovery. During this interview Progent will cooperate with your Detroit network management staff to collect critical information about your cybersecurity profile and backup processes. Progent will use this information to create a Basic Security and Best Practices Report detailing how to follow best practices for configuring and managing your cybersecurity and backup solution to prevent or recover from a ransomware attack.
Progent's Basic Security and Best Practices Report highlights vital issues associated with ransomware defense and restoration recovery. The review covers:
Ransomware is a variety of malware that encrypts or deletes a victim's files so they cannot be used or are made publicly available. Ransomware often locks the victim's computer. To avoid the carnage, the target is required to send a certain ransom, usually in the form of a crypto currency like Bitcoin, within a short time window. It is not guaranteed that paying the ransom will restore the lost data or avoid its exposure to the public. Files can be altered or erased throughout a network depending on the target's write permissions, and you cannot solve the strong encryption technologies used on the hostage files. A common ransomware attack vector is booby-trapped email, whereby the victim is lured into responding to by means of a social engineering technique called spear phishing. This makes the email message to appear to come from a familiar source. Another common attack vector is an improperly secured Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) port.
CryptoLocker ushered in the new age of crypto-ransomware in 2013, and the damage attributed to by different versions of ransomware is said to be billions of dollars per year, more than doubling every other year. Famous attacks are Locky, and Petya. Recent high-profile threats like Ryuk, Maze and TeslaCrypt are more sophisticated and have wreaked more damage than earlier strains. Even if your backup/recovery procedures permit you to recover your ransomed files, you can still be threatened by exfiltration, where ransomed documents are exposed to the public. Because new variants of ransomware are launched daily, there is no guarantee that traditional signature-based anti-virus filters will detect a new malware. If an attack does show up in an email, it is critical that your end users have learned to be aware of phishing techniques. Your last line of protection is a sound process for performing and retaining remote backups plus the use of reliable recovery tools.
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