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- Recent advancements in crypto ransomware combined with the latest delivery methods have proven to be extremely effective in denying access and soliciting a payment.
- Organizations often have enough difficulty building up their security program to improve overall maturity levels, so that focusing efforts on a single attack type becomes daunting.
- It’s malware. Ransomware, although unique in its end goal, is still malware and can be defended against accordingly. Conventional controls can still apply.
- Don’t pay. After evaluating all possible outcomes if you become infected, payment should clearly not be an option.
Impact and Result
- Stop worrying about becoming the next ransomware headline. Make the necessary preparations to defend your organization from ransomware.
- Use this research to take a proactive stance to guard against this risk by understanding what the threat is, who is committing these acts, what vulnerabilities are being exploited, and what/who is being targeted.
- Many conventional information security best practices can defend against a ransomware attack. You just need to make sure you have everything you need in place.
- Use this research to understand the necessary controls to defend against ransomware, and more importantly, how to right-size those controls for your organization.
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