Defend Your Organization
Ransomware is a serious threat to all organizations. According to the 2017 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report, there was a 50% increase in ransomware attacks over the last year. These attacks are constantly evolving to slip past the security solutions you already have in place. In order to provide your organization with the best ransomware protection, you need a solution that provides predictive defense so the malicious software doesn’t enter your employees’ inboxes in the first place.
What is Ransomware?
Ransomware is a subset of malware (derived from the term “malicious software”), in which a victim’s files and data are encrypted and held hostage until a ransom is paid. It is the biggest threat to businesses and it continues to grow. According to IBM security, this year alone the number of emails infected with ransomware increased 6,000% and American organizations are the #1 ransomware target in the world.
Ransomware is a subset of malware in which a victim’s files are data are encrypted and held hostage until a ransom is paid.
How Ransomware Works
Ransomware is able to infiltrate a device when a victim downloads (knowingly or unknowingly) a malicious payload. Once installed on the target device, the ransomware encrypts all of the files and then locks down the computer. The only way to get the decryption key and regain access to your files is to pay a ransom. In order to pressure victims to pay out, cybercriminals may threaten to release or delete sensitive data.
The threat to organizations continues to grow as cybercriminals get increasingly sophisticated with their software and delivery techniques. Continuous evolutions of the malicious software, like metamorphic and polymorph