Stop Disruptive Cyber Threats
Ransomware and other malicious software can have a devastating effect on business operations and brand reputation. The best way to protect your organization is with a comprehensive security program that spans your entire IT infrastructure. ePlus provides technology and services to help our clients mitigate the risks associated with ransomware and disruptive malware for proper threat prevention and detection.
What are Disruptive Threats?
Malicious software that is created and deployed with the intent of damaging and disrupting critical business functions. The most frequent example, Ransomware, is used by cyber criminals to cryptographically lock and hold files and/or access to computer resources for a monetary ransom. Additional forms of disruptive malware include cryptojacking or using an unauthorized computer to mine cryptocurrency, and any unauthorized software that enables unauthorized control, degradation, or loss of service to a system or computing resource. Disruptive Malware can have a long and lasting effect on business operations.
The ePlus Approach to Stopping Disruptive Cyber Threats
ePlus leverages partnerships with leading technology providers and couples that with deep technical knowledge and experience to provide a comprehensive approach to threat prevention and detection. As a risk or an attack can present itself at any stage in the cyber attack lifecycle, ePlus addresses each phase head-on:
Preventing Malware Delivery
Malware is often delivered to host systems via web and email. Leveraging threat intelligence to help identify malicious websites via DNS lookups provides a basic security hygiene approach to ensuring your web traffic is not directed to sites that could contain malware. Email security technology will also help protect against receiving email from malicious domains and with weaponized attachments.
End User Awareness
If the controls you had in place were not able to prevent the malicious payload from reaching the end system, it is important to have the user/operator of that system trained to help identify suspicious websites, email and attachments and subsequently educated to not open, click, or install anything that may be suspicious.
The endpoint or host can provide the next level of protection against installation of disruptive malware by employing an endpoint agent that is capable of detecting when malware installation has been invoked and will identify the behavior, stop the installation, and report the necessary activities to the IT security team for further processing and recovery actions.
The biggest challenge in cyber security today is that no solution is 100% effective at preventing cyber-attacks. In the event critical data sets or systems have been encrypted and rendered unusable by malicious software, it is important to invoke a response process that will help identify and contain the malware outbreak and restore normal business operations.