Emerging as one of the leading threats to corporate cybersecurity in 2022, ransomware attacks are growing more frequent, and the cost to an impacted organization continues to rise. Ransomware is dangerous because it is an effective and profitable attack vector. As cybercriminals have doubled down on ransomware attacks, they have worked to refine their tools and techniques. As a result, companies are facing sophisticated ransomware attacks that are harder to detect and much costlier to unprepared organizations.
Ransomware attacks have changed significantly in the past several years. Some of the major phases in the evolution of ransomware include the following:
Over the last few years, ransomware operators have refined their tools and tactics. As a result, ransomware attacks are occurring more frequently and carry higher price tags. Ransomware is a threat that is unlikely to go away anytime soon and that incurs significant expenses for affected companies. Ransomware prevention is essential to driving down the cost of a ransomware attack by identifying and blocking ransomware infections before they complete data encryption.
Ransomware is currently one of the most significant threats to corporate cybersecurity, and many companies are impacted each year. However, there are ways to protect your organization and its data against the ransomware threat.
Some ransomware protection best practices include the following:
Companies can implement a variety of best practices to help protect themselves against ransomware attacks. Shutting down common ransomware infection vectors and limiting attackers’ ability to move through corporate networks make it more difficult for an attacker to gain the access that they need to use ransomware to steal and encrypt sensitive data
However, implementing these best practices does not guarantee that an attacker will not be able to access corporate systems and deploy ransomware. For this reason, deploying an anti-ransomware solution on corporate endpoints is the most important aspect of an anti-ransomware strategy.
To learn more about the cyber threat landscape and ransomware’s role as a leading threat, check out Check Point’s report on 2022 Cyber Attack Trends. Then, take a look at the CISO’s Guide to Ransomware Prevention to learn more about how to secure your organization against the threat of ransomware attacks.
Furthermore, Check Point Harmony Endpoint provides protection against a wide range of cybersecurity threats, including anti-ransomware capabilities. To learn more about Harmony Endpoint’s capabilities and how it can help to reduce your organization’s ransomware risk exposure, sign up for a free demo.