Don’t Let Attackers In
Double extortion ransomware attacks utilize the same methods to gain access to your network as any traditional ransomware attack. Security awareness training for employees, password policies and multi-factor authentication, regular patching of known vulnerabilities, and protection of RDP ports and VPNs are all important measures to stop initial access. You may also consider investing in a web application firewall and ransomware detection solution.
Backups and Data Encryption
In the event an attacker does get into your network, having a recent offline backup can protect against the first prong of a ransomware attack, the recovery of your data. Additionally, to protect against a double extortion attack, encrypt your data so that if stolen for use in an attempted data leak, it is not readable by the ransomware group.