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Preparing an Endpoint Security Strategy to Address Ransomware

Jul 26, 2021

The threat landscape continues to evolve with evermore sophisticated attacks and evasive techniques. Ransomware is one of the most chilling forms of cyber crime that organizations face today, and it's not going away. FortiGuard Labs reports that there was a sevenfold increase in ransomware activity in December compared to July 2020.

Ransomware can gain access to a system in a number of ways, often with a simple click or even no click at all. And because ransomware is so prevalent, organizations need to be prepared. They need to have strategies in place so they are prepared before, during, and after a ransomware attack. Many mature enterprises already have incident response plans, which should be used. But to reduce the risk and scope of potential incidents, many things also should be done in advance so they understand what to do when in the midst of an attack.