Preventing Ransomware Before It Strikes

Proactive Strategies for Reducing Ransomware Risk

The ransomware industry is on fire. What was a rare but costly nuisance in 2015, has become one of the most pressing and common issues in cybersecurity. With the number of attacks surging 700% last year, Ransomware has gone from a $325M to over $20B industry in the last five years. Over this time, one thing has become clear — the days of relying on cyber insurance as a ransomware strategy are over. Once a ransomware attack is executed, it is too late to start devising a response — the damage and cost are done. Companies need a new proactive ransomware strategy to combat one of their new biggest threats.

This eBook details how while ransomware attacks may be on the rise, you can stop the pain with the right proactive approach. Download the eBook to learn how.


1. Identify Your Top Targets

Know where attackers are most likely to strike first. Use an ASM tool, like Randori Recon, to get an external perspective of your business using the same advanced techniques threat actors use to identify your most tempting ransomware targets.

2. Reduce Your Attack Surface

Minimize your footprint by shedding high-risk assets where possible and hardening what’s left by adding extra preventative controls and alert monitoring around those deemed most vital.

3. Optimize Your Controls

Keep ransomware attackers at bay by knowing which of your vulnerable assets appear most attractive to attackers and addressing those first.

4. Test Your Defenses

Practice how you fight. Your attack surface is always changing. The best way to prepare for an attack is to practice sparring with real attacks on your system using a continuous and automated red teaming solution like Randori Attack.