How to Write an Incident Response Plan for Ransomware Recovery

“It does not do to leave a live dragon out of your calculations, if you live near one.” – J.R.R. Tolkien In 2022, ransomware is the live dragon for many companies working to develop incident response plans. According to Fortinet’s Global Threat Landscape Report, the first half of 2021 saw a 10.7x increase in the…

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Different Types of Ransomware Attacks

Crypto Ransomware The first ransomware attack, known as the AIDS Trojan, hit the healthcare industry in 1989, but it’s only been in the last decade that strains such as CryptoLocker, Petya, NotPetya, WannaCry, TeslaCrypt, and Locky have pushed ransomware to the forefront of cybersecurity discussions. These strains have variations in the way they deploy, but…

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How To Recover from a Ransomware Attack

In a perfect world, all of the defenses you’ve put in place will successfully defend against a ransomware attack. Your employees won’t click on any malicious links, none of your credentials will be brute-forced, your RDP ports are secure, and you’ve implemented a zero-trust framework across your network. It is true that taking measures to…

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Increase Security Awareness to Prevent Ransomware Attacks

Despite automation, machine learning, and all the rest of the state-of-the-art detection technology at our fingertips, attackers still slip through the cracks. You can utilize tools such as website application firewalls and endpoint discovery and response solutions, but one of the most important ways to reduce your risk of being the victim of a ransomware…

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How Ransomware-as-a-Service is Used in Ransomware Attacks

With average ransom demands now in the millions, ransomware attacks are a lucrative business. It’s no wonder then that more people are trying to get a piece of the profit, and it’s becoming easier than ever to do it with the rise of ransomware-as-a-service. Just like software-as-a-service businesses provide easy access to software, ransomware-as-a-service businesses…

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