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Protect Your Business Against Ransomware Attacks

A strong defense against ransomware requires you to proactively address flaws before they’re leveraged in attacks. Identifying flaws and incorrect configurations throughout your attack surface is essential to reduce your business’s risk. Don't wait for an attack before taking action. Let Holm Security assist you in proactively defending against cyber threats and identifying security flaws before they become business-impacting issues. 

11 Seconds
on average, ransomware affects one company every 11 seconds.
4500000 $
the average cost for businesses recovering from a ransomware attack.
812360 $
average ransom paid

How Ransomware Quickly Infiltrates Your Organization

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Malicious Emails

Most ransomware attacks begin with a seemingly legitimate email from a trusted source or well-known brand.

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Downloading Content

The email tricks the recipient into downloading and running a virus, either via an attachment or a link to a compromised website.

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Infecting & Spreading:

The virus infects the computer and tries to spread throughout the organization's network by exploiting vulnerabilities. The result is widespread damage to the affected systems.

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Demanding Ransom

The ransomware either steals sensitive information and demands payment to prevent its release or encrypts all local files, requiring a ransom payment, often in the form of bitcoin, to unlock them.

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Protect Your Business from Ransomware Attacks

Vulnerable software and operating systems are the targets of most attacks. Ensuring that your operating system and software are patched with the latest updates significantly reduces the number of exploitable entry points. But how do you find all the vulnerabilities that require patching? Implementing a vulnerability management framework will help you find vulnerabilities in computers and systems proactively. 

Awareness Training

With a strong human defense, your organization can significantly decrease the risks of being exposed to ransomware and data leakage incidents. Use phishing simulations to continuously test the security competence level of your employees.

Maintain Anti-Virus

Maintain up-to-date anti-virus software, and ensure the software verifies all software downloaded from the internet before executing. 

Continuous Backups

Take continuous data backups and have a recovery plan for critical information. Regularly test the recovery process to make sure the backup works as intended. Keep backups separate and offline to ensure they aren't infected or sabotaged. 

Restrict User Permissions

Restrict employees’ ability to install and run unwanted software locally. Promote using central managed or cloud services to limit the need to install software locally on the employees’ machines. 

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Your Biggest Security Risks Start With An Email​

Equip your employees with the knowledge and tools they need to identify and respond to phishing attempts and other email-based threats. Educate people as individuals and focus your training efforts where needed most; you can drastically reduce the risk of successful attacks.

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Find Vulnerabilities Across Your Technical Assets

Get complete visibility into your IT environment, so you can identify potential vulnerabilities and take proactive steps to address them. With our comprehensive approach to cyber security, we provide you with everything you need to know to keep your business safe and secure. From identifying your most significant attack vectors to staying on top of the latest threats, we help protect your business.

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Know what you're up against. We can help you identify your IT system's weak points, categorize the assets that are vulnerable, and pinpoint the most likely threats. This knowledge will help you take action to protect your business proactively. 

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Identifying risks is just the first step; you need to act on them. We can help you develop a clear action plan that prioritizes your actions based on the level of threat, potential impact, and resources.

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What Is Ransomware?

Ransomware is a type of malware that has the power to hold your valuable information hostage. Picture this: all your important files, databases, and applications are locked away, and you can't access them. The only way to regain control is to pay a ransom to a cybercriminal. But here's the catch: your data is gone forever if you don't pay up. 

And it's not just you that's at risk; ransomware can spread like wildfire across a network and target everything from database servers to individual computers, weakening an entire organization in a matter of minutes. With this type of cyber-attack, once is never enough; victims are often targeted repeatedly. Don't become a victim; protect yourself and your organization from ransomware today! 

How Does Ransomware Spread?

Ransomware typically spreads through phishing emails, malicious websites, or infected software downloads. The most common delivery method is through a phishing email that appears to come from a trusted source and includes a malicious attachment or a link to a website that downloads the malware. Once the malware is installed, it can spread within a network by exploiting vulnerabilities in unpatched systems. Sometimes, it can also spread through drive-by downloads, where a user unwittingly downloads the malware by visiting a compromised website. 

How Can I Prevent a Ransomware Attack?

You will need to implement a combination of technical measures and user awareness. Keeping your operating systems, software, and applications up-to-date and patched with the latest security updates will reduce the number of exploitable entry points. Using anti-virus and anti-malware software and practicing safe email habits can also help prevent attacks. Encourage employees to use strong, unique passwords and enable two-factor authentication, and restrict their ability to install and run the software by providing them with only the minimum permissions necessary. Regularly backing up important data and storing backups in a secure, offsite location can also help ensure that your data can be recovered during an attack. Finally, regularly audit your systems and networks and educate employees on safe computing practices and the dangers of ransomware to reduce the risk of a successful attack. 

What Are Common Types of Ransomware?

Crypto-ransomware: This type of ransomware encrypts the victim's files, making them inaccessible until the ransom is paid. 

Locker ransomware: This type of ransomware locks the victim out of their computer or device, making it inaccessible until the ransom is paid. 

Screen-locking ransomware: This type of ransomware locks the victim's screen and displays a ransom message, demanding payment to unlock it. 

Ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS): This is a form of ransomware that is sold or rented to individuals or groups who then distribute it. 

Leakware or Doxware: This type of ransomware threatens to publish sensitive information if the ransom is not paid. 

It is important to note that the types of ransomware and the methods they use to spread are constantly evolving, so staying informed and taking proactive measures to protect your systems is crucial. 

What Should I Do if My Business Is Infected with Ransomware?

If your business is infected with ransomware, it is vital to take the following steps: 

Disconnect from the network: Disconnect the affected computer or system from the internet and the rest of your network to prevent the ransomware from spreading. 

Isolate the affected system: Isolate the affected system to prevent the ransomware from spreading to other systems on the network. 

Contact a professional: Contact a professional cyber security firm or IT specialist for assistance in removing the ransomware. 

Do not pay the ransom: In most cases, paying the ransom does not guarantee the recovery of your data and may also encourage cybercriminals to continue their malicious activities. 

Report the attack: Report the attack to law enforcement and relevant authorities, as they may be able to help track down the cybercriminals and recover any stolen data. 

Restore from backups: If possible, restore data from a backup created before the ransomware attack. If a backup is unavailable, trying to recover the data using specialized data recovery tools may be necessary. 

Improve security: After the attack, it is essential to improve your security measures to prevent future attacks. This can include updating software and operating systems, implementing better backup and recovery procedures, and training employees to identify and prevent ransomware attacks. Most importantly, a proactive approach to ensuring that your attack surface is constantly monitored for weaknesses and any weakness reinforced will minimize the likelihood of falling victim once more. 

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