Trends Report

Ransomware Protection: Five Best Practices

Harden Your Defenses Now For This Growing Threat

July 27th, 2017
With contributors:
Stephanie Balaouras , Christopher McClean , Alissa Dill , Bill Barringham , Peggy Dostie

Summary

Ransomware is holding enterprises hostage. Recent outbreaks from variants such as WannaCry and Petya have many security and risk (S&R) pros wondering if they can prevent this growing threat. By focusing on the basics and implementing proper controls, however, S&R pros can slow the ransomware spread. This report explains the rise of ransomware and examines strategies for preventing it — or recovering from it if you become a victim. Learn best practices to avoid facing an unnerving decision of whether to negotiate with cyberterrorists.

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