These are key threats to most organisations. They are often complex attacks carried out by professional cyber criminals who target your data and business systems.
First, they gain access to your infrastructure – for instance, by making you click on a phishing email or browse a compromised website.
Once inside they install malware that looks for vulnerabilities or sits on your backups. Once enough time has elapsed, they execute the payload, which will delete files or backups, encrypt file systems or copy data offsite. Even if it has not been deleted, restoring from a backup can be difficult - the malware could be restored and the cycle continues. Even paying the ransom may not help – remember you are dealing with criminals.
There is no single solution to this issue - the only solution is protection in depth. Our Managed Security Service actively monitors key factors to give early warning that an attempt is being made to compromise the system, allowing decisive action to be taken before the malware takes hold.
Monitors your anti-virus to ensure that virus definitions are up-to-date on all systems and the anti-virus agent is active.
Monitors file system and objects to detect inappropriate access or usage, or high rates of change.
Continually checks that user accounts are only accessing areas or systems that they are allowed to.
Flags up unusual sustained activity on systems, services and processes.
Monitors for unusual connections that indicate malware is being downloaded or is connecting out to get instructions or to pass back data.
Flags unusual internal connections that indicate that the system has been compromised or an attack is being launched.
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