It has gotten to the point where the question is no longer if a company will be targeted by cybercrime, but when.
For all of the positive aspects that are indicative of technology in the workplace, there are just as many dangers. While there is no doubt that companies of all sorts have to embrace modern connectivity, there have to be many precautions taken in tandem. In many instances, this will mean updating current protections so that they are geared towards present-day threats.
“The sheer volume of devices and access vectors implied by a digital workplace, coupled with the increase in sophisticated, dynamic attack methods and insider threats, makes the traditional approach of focusing on preventive controls (such as signature-based anti-malware, network and host intrusion prevention systems, pervasive encryption and continuous patching) increasingly ineffective,” stated Gartner Research. “While the value of and need for preventive controls will never go away, the digital workplace reinforces the need to focus more on detective and reactive controls.”
The best way of protection
Preventive measures like Faronic’s Anti-Virus and Anti-Executable are always going to be a part of any all-encompassing security strategy, but some issues are dealt with effectively through other means. Ransomware is a major threat these days, one that locks certain files until a “ransom” is paid electronically. But even when the payment is made, there is still no guarantee that a criminal is going to relinquish control of the system.
The best way to handle ransomware, by many accounts, is to utilize a reboot to restore solution. By leveraging a cloud-based backup like Faronics Deep Freeze Cloud, organizations can stop malicious hackers cold in their tracks. Rebooting the computer will wipe the ransomware, and system settings and files will be returned to their pre-attack state.
“Recovery from ransomware is becoming an increasingly routine operation for malware vendors, as the volume of attacks continue to rise,” wrote Channelnomics contributor Larry Walsh. “Rather than paying off the extortionists, subscribers to backup services are turning to their providers to recover files and resume normal operations as they would in any other disaster.”
The digital landscape is increasingly dangerous. It has gotten to the point where the question is no longer if a company will be targeted by cybercrime, but when. Organizations need to make sure that they have every asset possible in their possession to mitigate the effects of data breaches and other harmful enterprise instances.