Ransomware Attacks. It's not IF...but WHEN.
Organizations have seen a steady increase – if nothing short of an explosion - of ransomware attacks. No longer are businesses worried about IF a hacker will intrude, corrupt, and/or extort money, but they are now worried about WHEN such an event will happen.
United States Authorities reported that ransomware payments of approximately $590 million were made during the first six months of 2021, a significant increase compared to the $416 million reported for the whole year of 2020. With the alarming increase of complexity and volume of attacks, the US Department of Homeland Security confirmed that ransomware is a major threat to national security. So how do you prepare for an attack?
Ransomware prevention is the first line of defense. Phishing emails are still the most common point of entry. Though employee training and awareness has improved immensely, malicious websites and links are still fooling many. Once inside the network, a users mistake leads to these statistics:
95% of ransomware attacks attempted to infect backup repositories, and 71% of those attempts were successful.
44% of production data was successfully encrypted – and of that, only 67% of data was recoverable.
With statistics like these, it's important to look at ransomware prevention. Practicing network vigilance and hygiene with monitoring, patching, end point management, device encryption, etc. helps keep a network secure from outside threats. Though keeping a network secure can be daunting, there are some great solutions to address protecting a network and preventing a breach. Learn more about the following solutions that can help prevent ransomware attacks.
An endpoint and workload protection platform that combines the intelligent system hardening and behavioral prevention needed to keep emerging threats at bay. Read More
Powered by AI, Darktrace learns every detail of your unique environment, building an evolving understanding of “self” to spot subtle deviations indicative of a vulnerability or threat. Read More.
Extend endpoint protection of Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud with Advanced Security to enhance anti-malware protection and remediation services. Read More
Block email threats, including spam, phishing, business email compromise, account takeover, malware, plus more before they reach end users’ mailboxes. Read More
Having a solid Backup/DR product that also acts as a ransomware protection software is key to being able to recover data in the event of a ransomware attack. Since data is the lifeblood of a company, it needs to be protected and highly available. Backup and Disaster Recovery solutions are the insurance policy against corrupted, highjacked and deleted data. Data protection has come a long way too over the recent years and there are many great products on the market today.
Learn more about these Data Protection Solutions offered by Net3 Technology for Backup and Disaster Recovery:
With the variety of options, businesses need to know exactly what’s at stake and how long they can afford to be without their data. Conducting a Business Impact Analysis (BIA) is a good place to start. Business Impact Analyses ask valuable questions where the answers will indicate how much of an interruption a ransomware attack could inflict. A downtime calculator is another great tool that shows potential revenue lost during a data loss event. It’s important to know - down to the dollars and cents - exactly how long your business can afford being off-line. Try Zerto's downtime calculator to calculate your business' lost revenue in real time due to unavailable resources. Utilizing both the BIA and downtime calculator can help lead you to the ransomware/data protection solution that best suits your business needs.
Ransomware Recovery is synonymous with Disaster Recovery. Having a plan in place is crucial to minimize business downtime and data loss. When Ransomware strikes, it’s obviously very alarming and can cause a good amount of distress – even if you do have a solid recovery plan in place. The purpose of the plan is to make sure action items are taken not only swiftly, but correctly, in the correct order, and by the correct person. An even bigger disaster would be NOT having a disaster recovery plan to begin with.
Net3 Technology knows the viable threats and damages ransomware can have on a business. It’s why we have focused on a Recovery Preparedness Program to help customers be prepared for such an event.
Don't let ransomware attacks halt your business operations. To have true business continuity and save revenue, protect your business operations through Net3's Ransomware Recovery Solutions and Disaster Recovery as a Service. Net3 works in conjunction with IT departments to have a thorough plan and ensure a smooth recovery processes. From Onboarding to training, and through the length of your contract, Net3 is available and ready to support your business needs.