Ransomware is currently the most significant cybersecurity concern for organizations because it is also the most profitable tactic for tech criminals. The cost to those victimized extends farther than just the ransom. Clean-up and recovery, PR expenses, disruption to business, and the cost of reporting and compliance that come with data breaches can devastate any organization.
Companies spend a tremendous amount of time and money protecting things that are valuable to them from outsiders who mean to do them harm or achieve financial gain by holding their valuables hostage. Yet the rate of ransomware attacks continues to skyrocket. So, what can we to do protect our assets and minimize the damage to our business? Understand your risk factors and be proactive.
All it takes is one naive user clicking on a suspicious link or trusting a phishing email to let the bad guys in.
Protecting your data effectively requires knowing exactly where it is stored and which pieces are critical to your daily functioning. If your information is scattered across systems and networks and you don’t know what is where you are extremely vulnerable to a cybersecurity incident.
It isn’t enough to keep sensitive files offsite and backup regularly. If your backup isn’t recent, doesn’t contain all of the vital information, or isn’t adequately encrypted, you’re still at the mercy of your attackers.
The key to beating these cyber pirates is frequent backups, but that only works if you can recover your data before their payment deadlines. If you’re relying only on old-school tape backup, that won’t work.
Basic security training and awareness of common attack methods for every employee can go a long way toward mitigating your risk.
Knowing where every piece of data is stored, which parts are critical to your functioning, and how they are protected gives you a distinct advantage in the event of an attack.
A hybrid backup that uses both local backups and copies stored on a private or public cloud to entirely restore the operating system, all applications, and all user data protects against malware variants that can spread across the local network and allows you to essentially go back in time to before the infiltration occurred. Perform backups frequently and encrypt your data.
RAVENii’s Security Operation Center (SOC) As A Service delivers powerful threat detection, incident response, and compliance management in one fully managed service. We combine all the security capabilities needed for effective security monitoring across your cloud and on-premises environments.
It eliminates the need to deploy, integrate, and maintain expensive solutions like a SIEM and maximizes your existing security investments like your firewall and antivirus by including their logs in our analysis. SOC As A Service offers low total cost of ownership (TCO) and flexible, scalable deployment options for organizations of any size or budget.
RAVENii can help you to protect your business from ransomware attacks. For more information about cybersecurity concerns and how RAVENii can help, click here or call (844) 317-0944.