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Two minutes on: Ransomware prevention

Matt Shamshoian
April 24, 2022

Successful ransomware attacks impacted 71% of organizations last year, according to the 2022 Cyberthreat Defense Report – an all-time high. Given trending data, it’s only a matter of time until an organization falls victim to a cyberattack. When ransomware makes its way into the network, nearly two-thirds of organizations pay up. But even if they do pay the ransom there’s no guarantee they’ll get their data back. In fact, 28% of organizations don’t, according to respondents.

Clearly, paying threat actors a ransom isn’t a perfect solution, and neither is relying on the traditional detect-and-remediate strategy, which can incur hefty costs as an organization overhauls their network to mitigate the threat. As ransomware continues to surge due in part to expanded attack surfaces caused by accelerated digital transformation initiatives and remote work – as well as the rise of Highly Evasive Adaptive Threats (HEAT) – organizations need to be on high alert and take preventative security measures that take this threat off the table.

Fortunately, this is possible. In under two minutes, Menlo Security Cybersecurity Strategist, Neko Papez, breaks down how to do that by addressing vulnerabilities and leveraging isolation technology.

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