Ransomware has been weaponized by the major cyber-crime organizations and bad-actor states, posing a potentially existential risk to businesses that fall victim. The latest versions of crypto-ransomware go after all vulnerable resources, including online backup, making even partial restoration a challenging and costly exercise. New strains of ransomware such as Ryuk, Maze, Sodinokibi, Netwalker, DopplePaymer, LockBit and Egregor have emerged, replacing Locky, Cerber, and CryptoWall in prominence, elaborateness, and destructive impact.
Most ransomware penetrations are the result of innocent-seeming emails that have dangerous hyperlinks or attachments, and many are "zero-day" variants that can escape detection by legacy signature-matching antivirus tools. Although user education and up-front detection are important to protect your network against ransomware attacks, leading practices demand that you expect that some malware will eventually get through and that you implement a strong backup mechanism that enables you to recover quickly with minimal damage.
Progent's ProSight Ransomware Vulnerability Report is a low-cost service centered around a remote discussion with a Progent cybersecurity expert skilled in ransomware protection and repair. In the course of this interview Progent will cooperate directly with your Curitiba network managers to collect critical data about your security configuration and backup processes. Progent will utilize this information to generate a Basic Security and Best Practices Assessment detailing how to apply leading practices for configuring and administering your security and backup systems to block or recover from a crypto-ransomware attack.
Progent's Basic Security and Best Practices Assessment focuses on key issues related to ransomware prevention and restoration recovery. The report addresses:
Ransomware is a form of malicious software that encrypts or steals files so they are unusable or are made publicly available. Ransomware often locks the target's computer. To prevent the damage, the target is asked to pay a certain amount of money (the ransom), usually in the form of a crypto currency like Bitcoin, within a brief time window. It is not guaranteed that paying the ransom will recover the damaged data or prevent its exposure to the public. Files can be encrypted or deleted throughout a network depending on the target's write permissions, and you cannot reverse engineer the military-grade encryption technologies used on the hostage files. A typical ransomware attack vector is tainted email, whereby the user is tricked into responding to by a social engineering technique known as spear phishing. This makes the email to appear to come from a trusted sender. Another popular vulnerability is an improperly secured Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) port.
CryptoLocker opened the modern era of ransomware in 2013, and the damage caused by different versions of ransomware is estimated at billions of dollars annually, roughly doubling every two years. Notorious attacks are WannaCry, and NotPetya. Current headline threats like Ryuk, Maze and TeslaCrypt are more complex and have wreaked more havoc than earlier versions. Even if your backup processes permit your business to restore your encrypted data, you can still be hurt by exfiltration, where ransomed data are exposed to the public. Because additional versions of ransomware crop up every day, there is no certainty that conventional signature-based anti-virus filters will detect a new attack. If threat does show up in an email, it is critical that your end users have been taught to be aware of phishing tricks. Your last line of protection is a solid scheme for performing and keeping remote backups plus the deployment of dependable recovery tools.
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