Ransomware Risk Reduction
Ransomware Protection -Apply Foundational and Actionable Safeguards to reduce risk of a Ransomware attack.
What is Ransomware?
Ransomware a type of malicious software (malware) that encrypts and denies access to a victim’s files on their system or network. Also, once these critical files are encrypted and the victim loses access to them. A ransom is then demanded by cybercriminals. Money is the motive, and the ransom will most likely be demanded to be paid in cryptocurrency like bitcoin.
How can Ransomware be prevented?
There are plenty of prevention methods to be taken to prevent ransomware attacks:
Regular backups – Firstly, regularly backing up IT systems can be one of the best prevention methods in case of a ransomware attack.
Keeping systems up to date – Secondly, keeping systems up to date can prevent a cybercriminal from gaining unwanted access to an organization's data.
Phishing Prevention – A lot of ransomware attacks occur due to vulnerable employees and people so Phishing prevention can be a utilized tool.
Incident response plan – Finally, having a plan in place for possible ransomware attacks is a great strategy to utilize.
What happens if you pay a ransom?
Paying a ransom doesn’t guarantee you or your organization will get any data back. The FBI, as well as countless security and IT experts, suggest not paying the ransom due to the uncertainty of getting your data back. Though this is a heavily debated topic and depending on multiple factors, steps taken could vary.
What happens if you pay a ransom?
Paying a ransom doesn’t guarantee you or your organization will get any data back. The FBI, as well as countless security and IT experts, suggest not paying the ransom due to the uncertainty of getting your data back. Although, this is a heavily debated topic and depending on multiple factors, steps taken could vary.
What is Ransomware Protection?
Ransomware protection includes technologies, strategies, and tools that can prevent cyber criminals from performing successful ransomware attacks. Attackers using ransomware encrypt critical data and demand payment from companies in order to restore access to those assets.
Modern ransomware protection strategies easy to use and quite effective. Implementing fundamental security practices, such as strong authentication, malware protection. Also, network security measures, is the first step in providing adequate ransomware protection. By incorporating specialized solutions to thwart, stop, and recover from ransomware attacks, companies may strengthen their already robust security posture.
Three different kinds of solutions that can help with ransomware protection:
Dedicated anti-ransomware solutions – several ransomware protection products are available, which can protect organizations at the network, file system, and application layer. These tools provide a multi-layered approach to stop ransomware from encrypting data.
Operating system protections – some operating systems provide built-in protection against Ransomware. Most significantly, Microsoft offers ransomware protection integrated into the Windows Security command Centre starting with Windows 10.
Decryptors – If you have already been hit by a ransomware attack, and there are no backups it might still be possible to recover the files. Basically, decryptors are available for some ransomware strains. Also, if you’re lucky, they might succeed in recovering your data.
How can Careful Security help you with Ransomware Prevention?
Careful Security offers many ways to help with ransomware prevention. Network and web Application penetration testing can help your organization find any critical vulnerabilities in your IT systems. Also, This allows you to be aware of any ways cybercriminals can access your data. Simulated Phishing attacks test your employees and email security controls. This results in educating people on clicking and opening suspicious emails or links on the internet to prevent cybercriminals from gaining unwanted access. However, these are just a few of our services offered to help better protect you against ransomware, contact us for quotes and additional information.