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How to prevent ransomware with a SOC!

A new organization fell victim to ransomware every 14 seconds in 2019, and will every 11 seconds by 2021.

What is ransomware?

Ransomware is a malware that blocks access to a victim’s data or threatens to publish or delete their data until a ransom is paid. These attackers don’t have a preference and they attack all sizes and types of organizations (large or small). Since it is an effective way to steal money, ransomware is on the rise around the world and it generates over $25 million in revenue for hackers each year! 

How does ransomware work?

What you should do to prevent ransomware attacks?

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Architect your environment to minimize cross-infection

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Defining and implementing a backup policy is a critical defence

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Train your employees on how to identify phishing attempts, the risks associated with opening email attachments, and more

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Regularly scan for and patch vulnerabilities

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Ensure that you regularly update your security solutions to address issues and add new and enhanced capabilities.

What a SOC does to help prevent ransomware attacks?

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Provides the ability to quickly detect and contain ransomware attacks

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Constantly hunting advanced threats like ransomware in your network, in your cloud or on-premises

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Effective and affordable solution for threat detection

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Periodic vulnerability assessments so that as new vulnerabilities and exploits are discovered and patched

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Collects and aggregates disparate event log data, applies event correlation rules to find risk “signals” consistent with ransomware amidst all the noise of the data

How does a SOC avoid ransomware attacks?

A SOC uses several built-in technologies working in unison to detect advanced threats like ransomware. It is the most effective way to detect ransomware before it hits because of its ability to collect log files from a wide range of data sources and correlate them and immediately respond to the attack.

 

Essential security technologies that a SOC uses to detect and respond to advanced threats like ransomware include:

Asset Discovery and Inventory

Get visibility into the assets and user activity in your cloud and on-premises environments.

Vulnerability 

Assessment

Scan your cloud and on-premises environments to detect assets, assess vulnerabilities, and deliver remediation guidance.

Intrusion

Detection

 Inspect traffic between devices and protect critical assets and systems in your cloud and on-premises environments.

Identify suspicious behaviour and potentially compromised systems.

Behavioural

Monitoring

Security Information and Event Management

Correlate and analyze security event data from across your cloud and on-premises environments.