What is ransomware ?
According to the National Cyber Security Center, in 2021 there was a huge increase in the amount of Protect Against Ransomware attacks reported globally. Supply chain attacks increased dramatically, double extortion enabled hackers to export stolen data to separate locations, and unpatched vulnerabilities continued to be one of the most common exploits hackers used to steal data. To top it off, the US Treasury credited $5.2 billion in bitcoin transactions to ransomware.
At ThreatLocker we want to help you build a cybersecurity stack that is resilient to any cyber-attack that comes your way. We understand how important it is to not only protect your business but also those you look after. To help you on your journey, we have put together this eBook. Inside you will find 12 steps that will help you win the war on cyber threats, whilst keeping you protected against Protect Against Ransomware. You’ll also see why the need for a policy-driven, Zero Trust, endpoint security solution has never been greater.
Lock Down your Perimeter Firewall
Protecting your perimeter firewall helps to better protect you against hackers. When you leave ports such as RDP open you become vulnerable to malicious attacks. First and foremost you need to lock down all direct connections to Remote Desktop or similar services. If you do need to publish RDS, do so using a Remote Desktop Gateway server and protect the gateway with dual-factor authentication. There are many free Dual Factor applications available. DUO, for example, takes no more than 20 minutes to install and is free for up to 10 users. There is no reason to leave RDP open on the internet, if it is open, shut it down today.
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12 Steps To Protect Against Ransomware