Not surprisingly ransomware continues to be the biggest cyber threat to SMBsOpens a new window. Most attacks in 2021 left many computers unusable and sensitive data stolen. With RaaS becoming commonplace, organizations are having to make the choice to either refuse to pay the ransom and focus on remediation or pay the ransom and hope attackers keep their word.
Ransomware attacks are largely spread through multiple stages. The first stage is a phishing attack infecting the computer with a botnet client providing the attacker with command and control capabilities. In stage two, the attacker uses that control to install malware to begin their probe into the organization stealing credentials. Finally, they use the installed malware to download ransomware and infect the organization’s systems.
So what can you do to stop it? Layered approaches are essential. Using antivirus software and endpoint protection tools on all PCs, educating users to Opens a new windowavoid phishing attacksOpens a new window and having a disaster recoveryOpens a new window and cloud-to-cloud backupOpens a new window.
Being prepared now can help you to act more quickly to stop a ransomware attack from spreading and minimize the likelihood of a major data breach.
To see how cloud-to-cloud backup of SaaS data can help protect organizations of all sizes join our free webinar Thursday, September, 22Opens a new window.