IT services are rapidly encompassing every aspect of our lives. These include AI, IoT, cloud computing, etc.
As beneficial as these are, adoption leads to a corresponding rise in security threats. Ransomware as a Service has emerged as one of the most critical hazards, especially for businesses.
How Ransomware as a Service Works
The deep web gives hackers a platform for showcasing their skills and collaborating with peers. Ransomware operators no longer need complex skills to infiltrate your network. Now, hackers can offer their malicious techniques as easy to use products in the form of a franchise or an affiliate program model.
The simplicity of launching a malware attack across the web should alarm you. Attacks take advantage of business’s weak cyber security measures and encrypts the victim’s folders and other data. This essentially locks you out of your own device. Victims range from individual computer users to small businesses all the way up to large enterprises. Ransomware operators then demand money, mostly in the form of crypto currency, to decrypt the ransomed files.
Whether or not payments are made between the operator and the peddler, many organizations are left crippled or unable to continue operations altogether.
Security Measures Against RaaS Attacks
Not surprisingly, paying ransom rarely solves the threat posed by malicious software. There’s no guarantee that your files will be decrypted. In fact, paying up might only embolden them into blackmailing you further.
Do not bow to ransomware demands. To defend against RaaS, companies must take precautions BEFORE an attack happens. Digital Agent is a trusted cyber security partner to small to medium sized businesses in Atlanta and across the U.S. Their trusted Sentry Security solution offers comprehensive means to defend your network and data. Sentry Security is the strongest intrusion detection, firewall management, Virtual Private Network solutions, anti-spam techniques and data protection solution available. Sentry includes:
- Spam Filtering
- Threat Detection
- SaaS Protection
- Security Awareness Training (Anti-Phishing)
- Behavioral Monitoring
- Intrusion Detection and Remediation (IDS/IPS)
- Vulnerability Assessment
- Compliance Reporting and Documentation
No matter how careful you are, RaaS attacks might occur. You might have heard of big ransomware attacks such as Ryuk, WannaCry, SimpleLocker, and TeslaCrypt. These are just a fraction of all the malicious software in cyberspace. The best way to tackle these threats is to trust a local and experienced cybersecurity provider.
Digital Agent Can Help
At Digital Agent, we have two decades of experience and expertise in identifying and mitigating risks. We excel at FINRA, HIPAA, GLBA, CFPB, NERC CIP v5… You name it, Digital Agent has you covered and in regulatory compliance.
Contact us for more information about our range of security solutions. We service clients in Atlanta, the U.S. and Canada.