Ransomware has proliferated rapidly and as it evolves, more attacks and variants are likely right around the corner. The impact of WannaCry alone:
Companies victimized by the attack
Understand the sequence of events, spread and exposure of the WannaCry ransomware attack, and the role Cisco Umbrella played to help reduce the impact.
Working with our Cisco Talos counterparts, Umbrella analyzed WannaCry’s behavior to protect our customers. Learn more in this detailed retrospective.
One of the biggest security concerns for retailers right now is ransomware. The extra layer of malware protection at the network with AMP for Networks has helped us detect malware.
After clicking on a link to a compromised site, a browser connects to an exploit kit which examines the environment and makes a callback to malicious infrastructure. Within 15 minutes, a ransomware variant is dropped onto your system and data on the endpoint is encrypted.
The Inside Ransomware infographic takes a look at ransomware in 2016 by the numbers and what makes this particular breed of malware so profitable.
While ransomware is a growing threat, there are ways to thwart these attacks. Having great tools in your arsenal is the best way to combat this problem.
Though ransomware has become a challenge for enterprises across industries, experts agree that companies can significantly reduce the risk of infections with a layered-security approach. Traditional perimeter and endpoint defenses are critical, but in today’s environment, companies need solutions that can protect users anywhere they go.
You need to have systems such as Umbrella and Firepower to build layers of protection.
In order to strengthen its security infrastructure and better protect patient data and intellectual property from ransomware attacks, the University of Kansas Hospital deployed Cisco Umbrella as its first line of defense against threats for its users.
Decreased investigation time by 75%
Deploying Umbrella was fast and we experienced immediate time-to-value.- Henry Duong, Infrastructure Security Manager, The University of Kansas Hospital
Get more tips and recommendations about ransomware prevention through the following resources:
Find out how to use threat intelligence to predict attacker infrastructures and contain ransomware infections that have entered your network.Learn More
Ransomware attacks infect networks fast. Learn how a multi- layered defense strategy can stop ransomware before it touches your network.Learn More
This comprehensive e-book provides readers with everything they ever wanted to know about ransomware and how to defend against it.Learn More
Cisco Umbrella offers protection at the DNS-layer of the internet both on and off the corporate network. By blocking malicious DNS requests before a device can even connect, Cisco Umbrella prevents ransomware at the earliest possible stage of infection.Learn More
For protection on endpoints, Cisco Advanced Malware Protection (AMP) for Endpoints constantly and actively monitors file behavior on all devices - detecting and preventing threats without requiring human intervention, for quick, automatic protection.Learn More
Cisco Advanced Malware Protection (AMP) for Email Security nabs ransomware attempting to enter the network through spam or email phishing scams. By monitoring attachments and links, Cisco AMP for Email Security keeps your users’ inboxes protected.Learn More