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Ransomware: Are you Protected?

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Ransomware has quickly emerged as one of the most dangerous cyber threats facing both organizations and consumers, with global losses now likely running to hundreds of millions of dollars. Adopting the Veritas multilayered strategy
approach to security minimizes the chance of infection.

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Ransomware: Are you Protected?

  1. 1. Ransomware has quickly emerged as one of the most dangerous cyberthreats facing both organizations and consumers, with global losses now likely running to hundreds of millions of dollars. Adopting the Veritas multilayered strategy approach to security minimizes the chance of infection. 71% of organizations targeted by ransomware end up infected. 209 Paid to ransomware criminals in Q1 2016 United State 28 Other Regions 19 Canada 16 Australia 11 India 9 Japan 4 Italy 4 United Kingdom 3 Germany 2 Netherlands 2 Malaysia 2 Services 38 Manufacturing 17 Public Administration 10 Finance, Insurance, & Real Estate 10 Wholesale Trade 9 Transportation, Communications, & Utilities 7 Retail Trade 4 Construction 4 Mining 1 Agriculture, Forestry, & Fishing 1 PLATFORMS AFFECTED BY RANSOMWARE Victims need to be aware that paying the ransom does NOT always work. Attackers may not send a decryption key, could poorly implement the decryption process and damage files, and may deliver a larger ransom demand after receiving the initial payment. Make sure employees are aware of ransomware and of their critical roles in protecting the organization’s data. RANSOMWARE INFECTIONS ARE DUE TO EMAILS WITH MALICIOUS LINKS & ATTACHMENTS $679 million That's more than 167 times the number of attacks in 2015! Source: CNN Source: Symantec Source: Symantec Source: Osterman Research https://blog.barkly.com/ransomware-statistics-2016 https://www.forbes.com/sites/leemathews/2017/02/07/2016-saw-an- insane-rise-in-the-number-of-ransomware-attacks/#3f8a5b9858dc https://www.symantec.com/content/dam/symantec/docs/infographics/i str-ransomeware-en.pdf REFERENCES: Patch operating system, software, and firmware on digital devices with latest updates Back up data regularly and verify the integrity of those backups regularly. Secure your backups. Make sure they aren’t connected to the computers and networks they are backing up. Follow the golden 3-2-1 ruleConfigure access controls, including file, directory, and network share permissions appropriately Ensure antivirus and anti- malware solutions are set to automatically update and conduct regular scans Don't open/delete any suspicious-looking emails you receive, especially if they contain links or attachments. Be extremely wary of any email attachment that advises you to enable macros to view its content. © 2017 Veritas Technologies LLC. All rights reserved. Veritas, the Veritas Logo, and Backup Exec logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Veritas Technologies LLC or its affliates in the U.S. and other countries. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners. More Info > Source: Forbes

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