7 Ways to Prevent Ransomware Attacks

With ransomware demands in the millions, companies are beginning to prioritize investment in their ransomware resilience strategy to avoid the severe financial, operational, and reputational costs of being the victim of an attack. In fact, ransomware planning ranked as the top initiative for retail and hospitality CISOs in RH-ISAC’s recent 2021 CISO Benchmark Report, but…

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Increase Security Awareness to Prevent Ransomware Attacks

Despite automation, machine learning, and all the rest of the state-of-the-art detection technology at our fingertips, attackers still slip through the cracks. You can utilize tools such as website application firewalls and endpoint discovery and response solutions, but one of the most important ways to reduce your risk of being the victim of a ransomware…

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How Ransomware-as-a-Service is Used in Ransomware Attacks

With average ransom demands now in the millions, ransomware attacks are a lucrative business. It’s no wonder then that more people are trying to get a piece of the profit, and it’s becoming easier than ever to do it with the rise of ransomware-as-a-service. Just like software-as-a-service businesses provide easy access to software, ransomware-as-a-service businesses…

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Remote Desktop Protocol Use in Ransomware Attacks

According to the 2020 Unit 42 Incident Response and Data Breach Report, remote desktop protocol (RDP) services were the initial attack vector in 50% of ransomware deployment cases. RDP services have been a popular attack vector for years, particularly for use on small enterprises where phishing emails may not be as successful. However, the COVID-19…

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5 Most Common Ransomware Types in 2022

Colonial Pipeline. JBS. Kaseya. 2021 was a record year for high-profile, expensive ransomware attacks. In 2022 we can only expect this to continue, as ransomware-as-a-service expands threat actor accessibility to tools, and new double/triple extortion ransomware attacks raise potential profits even higher. Although the retail and hospitality sector has not been hit nearly as hard…

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