The number of organisations being targeted by ransomware is increasing.
The ransomware increase is frightening and is the number one malware attack affecting organisations today. It encrypts your files and holds them hostage until the ransom is paid, causing massive disruption to business productivity, and putting at risk your cash reserves.
Sensitive files get encrypted, and large amounts of money are demanded to restore the files. Generally, the attacker has a list of file extensions or folder locations that the ransomware will target for encryption.
Due to the encryption of the files, it can be virtually impossible to reverse-engineer the encryption or “crack” the files without the original encryption key, which only the attackers will have access to.
Our first advice is to ensure company-confidential, sensitive, or important files are securely backed up in a remote, un-connected backup or storage facility. We can help you to ensure your data is secure and recoverable in the event of a ransomware attack.
In addition we suggest deploying a ransomware specific projection application, and as Sophos specialists we recommend the Intercept X solution, which defends you against ransomware and other advanced threats. Intercept X features CryptoGuard, which prevents the malicious spontaneous encryption of data by ransomware. And once ransomware gets intercepted, CryptoGuard reverts your files back to their safe states. It’s a solution that delivers piece of mind and complete projection.
Watch the 2 minute overview to Sophos Intercept X…
Watch how Intercept X actually protects against ransomware…
Along with Intercept X we provide a powerful virus cleaner. While most traditional virus cleaners simply remove offending malware files, Sophos Clean goes the extra mile by eradicating the malicious code and registry keys created by malware as well. It’ll be like your machine was never infected in the first place.
*Sophos Clean comes with Sophos Intercept or as an individual product.
Watch the 1 minute overview to Sophos Clean…
This free anti-ransomware kit (provided by Sophos) is packed with useful information and tools to educate users on the threat, including:
- Anti-ransomware security checklist
- How to stop ransomware whitepaper
- Posters for your workplace
- PPT presentation to educate employees
- Recorded webinar for employees
- Email promoting webinar
Download your free anti-ransomware kit HERE.
To speak to an anti-ransomware specialist at Digital Exchange call us on 0800 0731701, or click HERE to send an email.