Ransomware and How it Has Evolved in 2021

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Ransomware is a form of malware

Ransomware is developed and designed with one goal in mind, Encrypting valuable data on a victims device while leaving the device unusable. Malicious actors then demands a ransom for the decryption of such data in exchange for monetary payment such as cash, and other non-traceable forms of money; with the most recent and popular one being cryptocurrency.

It’s important to keep in mind the severity of these types of malware and how much it can impact business processes, leaving organizations without the data they need to operate and deliver mission-critical services. Now that we understand ransomware the best way to stop an attack is preventing it from happening. There are a number of things you can do as a user that will prevent such an attack such as…

On September 30, 2020, a joint Ransomware Guide was released, which is a customer centered, one-stop resource with best practices and ways to prevent, protect and/or respond to a ransomware attack. CISA and MS-ISAC are distributing this guide to inform and enhance network defense and reduce exposure to a ransomware attack:

This Ransomware Guide includes two resources:

  • Part 1: Ransomware Prevention Best Practices
  • Part 2: Ransomware Response Checklist
 

More information can be found by reading the official Ransomware Guide by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)

Security should be the most important aspect of your business to ensure you don’t go through any kind of system downtime. We as a managed service provider understand business owners wish to focus on what matters most which is running their successful business which is why selecting us as your network security experts will ensure that you are protected from all the cyber threats while you keep driving your business forward.

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