Ransomware has taken over the cyber attack landscape to become one of the most concerning threats to organizations. Criminals use highly-effective phishing schemes to gain a foothold in organization’s systems, then drop malware or pivot through flat architectures to grab and lock up sensitive data. Companies that are not adequately prepared are faced with a difficult choice: pay up or lose access to important information.
Preparing your organization to withstand a ransomware incident reduces the likelihood you’ll have to make that choice. By implementing proper backup systems and processes, encrypting sensitive data (so attackers don’t know what they are), and training employees to be on the lookout for phishing are just some techniques that can help.