The word ransomware is one of the words that scare companies the most. To a certain extent it is like Covid-19, it seems that it has come to stay and the only thing left is to protect ourselves adequately so that its effects are the least harmful. In this post we give you some tips on what strategy to follow to solution to ransomware cyber attack without paying.
We pointed out the analogy between Covid-19 and ransomware because the speed of expansion of both is enormous. Some studies report that a ransomware attack occurs every 11 seconds and that its incidence has increased by approximately 600% since the start of the pandemic.
A professional criminal industry has been set up around this type of cyberattack, launching increasingly more sophisticated actions that make it almost impossible for any company to escape them. This harsh diagnosis should not mean giving up on the part of the organizations and normalizing the payment of the ransoms they request.
Keys To Fight Ransomware
Ransomware can be combated by avoiding promoting powerful criminal networks that will not stop their blackmail even if they pay the first time. The initial line of defense is to have a well-defined cybersecurity policy that includes all critical systems and devices and has response plans for cyber attacks.
Anti-ransomware protection is one of the objectives of applying a layer of cybersecurity to every IT project that is deployed in the company, thus ensuring that the entire technological infrastructure is comprehensively secured. This approach is part of our DNA. In this eBook we discuss this methodology.
In this security policy, the training of users in cybersecurity must be considered as a priority since the majority of ransomware enters via email camouflaged in a link or attached file and from there, it spreads across the network, blocking access to websites and data, etc
If unfortunately, the cyberattack is successful, the only solution to safely remedy it is to restore the affected data and systems. For this operation to be fast, efficient and reliable, it is necessary to have backup and disaster recovery operations and solutions that guarantee the return to business availability in the shortest time.
Modernization Of Backup And Recovery Systems For Ransomware
In addition to quickly going to backups to get the business up and running, it is important to analyze network packets to find out the origin of the incident because it will provide the keys to remediate it in the future. But while this process is carried out, only timely recovery can avoid greater evils.
That is why it is critical to review and update backup and disaster recovery solutions. If no one hesitates to have insurance for physical facilities, why not pay the same attention to something as precious as corporate systems and data?
This update of backup and disaster recovery plans is essential with the arrival of the cloud and the widespread consumption of cloud services by most companies. That is, old solutions are no longer effective, since the entire cloud and virtualized environment must also be protected.
Professional Cybersecurity Solutions And Services
At Orbit we have extensive experience in renewing the IT infrastructure of companies in all sectors that seek protection solutions against ransomware on a day-to-day basis. We are partners of leading manufacturers in storage, networking and communications technology, backup, replication and recovery software, and cybersecurity.
We have a proven methodology that adapts to the needs of clients, both in their local and cloud resources, which ensures easy and reliable recoveries while respecting RTOs and RPOs. And we combine our proposals for the renewal of backup and recovery solutions with vulnerability prevention and remediation measures with proactive monitoring and updates of IT assets (patches, configuration review…) to maintain continuous ‘digital hygiene’.