Gartner Report: How to Prepare for Ransomware Attacks

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Ransomware operations have evolved dramatically in recent months and years, and now leverage advanced tactics to infiltrate an organization. Security and risk management leaders need to look beyond just the endpoints to help protect the organization from ransomware. Fine-tuning incident response processes to specifically deal with ransomware is a key component for successful mitigation of these multi-stage attacks.


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    • Remote desktop protocol, bring your own PC, and virtual private network vulnerabilities and misconfiguration are becoming the most common entry point for attackers. This has been exacerbated by the growth in remote work resulting from the pandemic.
    • The cost of recovery and the resulting downtime in the aftermath of a ransomware attack, as well as the reputational damage, can be 10 to 15 times more than the ransom.
    • Get ready for ransomware attacks by constructing a pre-incident preparation strategy that includes backup, asset management and the restriction of user privileges. Determine whether the organization is ultimately prepared to pay a ransom or not.
    • Implement detection measures by deploying behavioral-anomaly-based detection technologies to identify ransomware attacks, and build post-incident response procedures by training staff and scheduling regular drills.

You can download a complimentary copy of the Gartner report here. Cybereason enables fearless protection against sophisticated ransomware attacks through multi-layered prevention, behavioral detection driven by machine learning, and comprehensive response.

Cybereason is dedicated to teaming with defenders to end cyber attacks from endpoints to the enterprise to everywhere - including modern ransomware. Learn more about ransomware defense here or schedule a demo today to learn how your organization can benefit from an operation-centric approach to security.


GARTNER is a registered trademark and service mark of Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and internationally, and is used herein with permission. All rights reserved. Gartner, How to Prepare for Ransomware Attacks, Mark Harris, Brad LaPorte, Paul Furtado, 16 November 2020.

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