Ransomware is a sophisticated class of malware in which data is held hostage until a ransom is paid. Ransomware can be very dangerous for organizations, as failure to comply can result in exposure of or permanent loss of confidential business information. Some of the most common ways ransomware infiltrates organizations is through phishing emails, corrupted websites, and malicious extensions.
The most effective way to handle ransomware attacks is to use the 3-2-1 backup rule: keep at least three separate versions of data on two different storage types with atleast one offsite.
Regularly train your employees on how to identify and avoid common ransomware pitfalls such as malvertisements, phishing emails, etc.
Reduce the vulnerabilities in your operating systems, browsers, and other applications by regularly updating them.
Cut off ransomware attacks in their early stages using continuous monitoring to detect signs of anomalous or malicious activity in real time.
Block malicious executables, spam, phishing emails, and other methods ransomware is known to use.
Add acceptable software to your whitelist and block unauthorized programs from running.
Use robust access management to restrict unwarranted access and reduce the number of access points through which malware can enter your organization.
Mitigate data loss in the event of a ransomware attack by separating your networks according to task or department.