5 Tips to Protect Your Organization from Ransomware
By Steve Cobb, CISO, One Source
With the transition to remote working comes new vulnerabilities. As organizations have shifted to provide convenience to its workers, many times they overlook the security needed to protect their organization. This creates opportunities for hackers to exploit vulnerabilities and deploy ransomware in new, sophisticated ways.
Ransomware is the COVID-19 of the digital world.
Ransomware attempts are increasing daily as attackers discover that there are a multitude of easy targets and that the ROI for their efforts has become extremely high. The global pandemic is only adding fuel to the fire. The most common way threat actors deliver ransomware to organizations is through spam and phishing attempts. However, threat actors are being more opportunistic in their deployment. Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) and drive-by-downloads have become top methods of delivering ransomware infections. The increase in ransomware infections and the various, new methods of attacks is cause for organizations to consider different strategies to keep their workers and customers safe.
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