About the Whitepaper
If you’re new to the game, ransomware is a form of malware that encrypts anything from specific files up to, and including, entire systems – holding them for ransom (usually paid in Bitcoin).
It started with attacks impacting single endpoints, but with the advent of ransomware using a set of exploits developed by the NSA that allowed malware to leverage SMB connections to spread between systems, ransomware has become a full-fledged threat.
Today, ransomware is truly a criminal business. Organizations authoring ransomware are keenly aware of the value of the machines and data they are encrypting. Nearly every industry vertical is a target and has been impacted (see below).
In this whitepaper, we consider the following:
- Which industries are at risk of the ransomware attack
- Which methods of protection you should use
- How to create a ransomware-ready recovery plan