Ransomware attacks put a halt to daily organisation operations, often at an enormous cost. There are multiple solutions that try to stop Ransomware from getting into your network in a variety of different ways, including firewalls, anti-virus, nextgen anti-virus, patching and email and web gateways. They all identify and stop malware from getting into your network at the perimeter, or on the endpoints before damage is done.
Unfortunately, it is becoming increasingly common that Ransomware can avoid detection by perimeter and endpoint products, resulting in organisations having to rely on humans as a “Last Line of Defence”. Human error is still the number one-way hackers get into your system. Yes, anti-virus programs and system backups are critical, but organisations now spend a lot of time, effort and money on user awareness – however that is not enough. It is like getting a speeding ticket – right after you get one, you drive carefully for 3-4 weeks, and then gradually revert to old habits of speeding. If your strategy for Last Line of Defence is a “Human Firewall”, it constantly needs to be maintained and updated like any other security technology, however you will still be vulnerable.
Questionable email attachments, pop-ups on screens and links to videos, are ways that hackers target individuals to gain access to your network. There is also a threat from devices that cannot install the traditional security agents such as IoT/mobile devices which could start to encrypt files on fileshares.
We need the ability to detect, alert, respond and recover quickly, as even the most sophisticated organisations will eventually experience a cyber breach. When hit by Ransomware that evades existing security solutions, how you respond in the first few minutes is critical when it comes to overall cost of the attack.
Let’s say your organisation has been hit by a previously unknown variant of Ransomware that evaded detection by your existing security solutions. Unknowingly to you, it has succeeded in encrypting 150,000 files on your fileshares in your datacentre or in the cloud, and even worse without visibly changing the filenames. You need to be pro-active and instantaneous as you have 72 hours to detect, alert, respond and recover… the clock is ticking.
This is where BullWall’s RANSOMCARE technology is a powerful supplement to humans. RANSOMCARE is “Last Line of Defence” – when all other security solutions fail – constantly monitoring and protecting your files. It is an agentless solution that is installed on a virtual server in your Datacentre or Cloud. RANSOMCARE can instantly detect and shutdown a Ransomware attack and quickly provide you with the information required for GDPR compliance.
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