Ransomware attacks are on the rise in 2020 and when they hit, they can paralyze computer owners, businesses, or even major cities. If you are the victim of a ransomware attack, you need a company like MonsterCloud to fix the attack and retrieve your sensitive data.
What you may not consider though is that MonsterCloud also helps people protect their data and stop ransomware attacks from happening before they cost you valuable time and lots of money.
Here is how MonsterCloud reviews your cybersecurity and helps protect you from ransomware attacks before they happen.
What is Ransomware?
Ransomware is a type of malware that affects your computer or your network. In this type of attack, the cybercriminals gain access to your files and lock or encrypt them so you cannot access them. The perpetrators then threaten to publish or continue to withhold access to your data unless you pay ransom.
This type of virus is usually delivered through a Trojan, a malicious link, website, or file that is accessed by the user, giving the cybercriminal access to their system. However, in recent years there have been some high-profile cases where ransomware infected systems as a worm, which does to require a user to click on anything.
How MonsterCloud Reviews Your Cybersecurity
There are several steps MonsterCloud takes to help prevent a ransomware attack from happening, or from happening again after you have already been a victim of an attack. Here is how MonsterCloud reviews your processes and vulnerabilities to stop these issues from happening to you.
Full MonsterCloud Cybersecurity Expert Reviews
MonsterCloud reviews are conducted by their experienced team of cybersecurity experts. The team knows all the latest threats and can assess the weaknesses of an organization’s cybersecurity. This allows MonsterCloud’s experts to create a customized plan that will best protect each business it works with.
A pen test is a simulated cyberattack on a company. There are multiple tests that MonsterCloud reviews involve depending on the needs of the client. These tests can include social engineering and human manipulation tests, application security testing to expose system security vulnerabilities, and physical pen tests which help understand how to best protect sensitive data across network devices and access points.
The first line of defense for your company’s cybersecurity is the employees. Many ransomware attacks can be prevented if employees know what to look for and what not to do when online. Ransomware attacks are sophisticated and target users through social engineering but a well-trained employee will be a safer employee when it comes to cyberattacks.
Putting Ransomware Plans in Place
Benjamin Franklin said, “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail”. This is especially true on cybersecurity. Even with all the best cybersecurity measures on the world, there is still a chance that an attack gets through. This is why MonsterCloud believes putting mitigation plans in place in case at attack hits is so important.
Risk Mitigation Plan
The first plan you need to put in place is a comprehensive risk mitigation plan. When MonsterCloud reviews your cybersecurity, they create a proactive mitigation plan to help secure and strengthens IT infrastructure and improves the security of financial, medical or other confidential information, as well as strengthen other areas of your cybersecurity to minimize the risk that cybercriminals are able to hold your entire organization hostage and get access to your most important data.
IT Security Incident Response Plan
In the event of a malware attack, ransomware outbreak, denial of service attack or other cyberattacks, every second counts. Do you or your employees or coworkers know what to do if an attack does happen?
For most companies, the answer is no which is why MonsterCloud helps companies put an IT security incident response plan in place so everyone knows how to respond in the best way possible which will help identify and contain the attack, reducing the impact of an attack, and speed up the recovery process.
Digital Forensics Readiness Plan
Any business, but especially businesses in industries that are heavily regulated and deal with sensitive info, needs a digital forensics plan in case of an attack. This plan will help companies execute a digital forensics plan after an attack to both help collect vital evidence and to stay or get back to compliance. Having this plan in place before an attack will also cost a lot less money than having to bring in a team after an attack.
With ransomware on the rise and getting more sophisticated all the time, the best thing you can do is get ransomware experts to come in, review and test your readiness and put plans in place to help deal with an attack if It comes.