Ransomware Protection Best Practices

02/04/2020 10:06:27
Ransomware Protection Best Practices
Is Detection Alone Sufficient?
In early 2020, the Coronavirus (COVID-19) showed particularly sinister traits, including infected patients who showed no signs or symptoms but continued to be extremely contagious. How do we prevent infection without the ability to see it coming?

Most malware, ransomware and Advanced Persistent Threat (APT), remains dormant and invisible for weeks or months until activated. The newest ransomware variants no longer encrypt only important data and ask for a ransom, allowing enterprises to perform a simple back-up and restore to get the business back on track.
Instead, today's ransomware encrypts important data, collects sensitive data, spreads to other victims, and then requests a ransom. We’ve seen the devastating impact of ransomware attacks many times, so how do we prevent these attacks without the ability to see them coming?

Is Detection Alone Sufficient? The answer is obviously NO. Detection alone is no longer effective at defending an organization from a ransomware attack.

The global COVID-19 pandemic has reminded people of the importance of taking precautions and following professional recommendations like avoiding crowded places, washing hands frequently, and self-isolating.
How Does This Apply In The World Of Cyber-Security?

Sangfor offers best practice suggestions in hopes of helping organizations defend themselves from ransomware and reduce the risk and impact of a ransomware attack.

If you would like to perform a self-assessment to get an overview of your level of preparedness for security incidents and the effectiveness of your current security controls, click HERE for more information.

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