It is not just the volume that is concerning, but also the sophistication of the groups launching the attacks and within the malware itself.
Nation-state actors are often directly supporting and providing the infrastructure and funding to the groups responsible for these attacks. Accordingly, small and medium business (SMB) owners are highly encouraged to adopt proactive security measures to mitigate the impacts this highly unbalanced challenge poses to their business’ livelihood.
It would be a fallacy to say that an enterprise can ever be fully inoculated against this threat, but ownership of information systems and the data they protect is realistic, tangible, and can be achieved through in-depth defense. This concept dictates that — akin to onions — as you peel away one layer, there will be an additional layer between the next.
In this regard, controls ranging from technical and administrative to physical can provide visibility and security to the overall network. This blog will explore what those layers are and the impact of not having this security redundancy for victims of ransomware.
At ECC IT Solutions, it is our wholehearted belief that proactive security strategies within this defense-in-depth paradigm will result in the greatest protection against this prolific, emerging ransomware threat. That danger mitigation begins with regulating an organization’s people, processes, and technology with independent third-party validation and verification of the controls within these three processes is essential.