Steps to Reducing Ransomware Risk in a Cloud-First World
In 2021, a debilitating ransomware attack on Colonial Pipeline's IT systems caused both a physical response – the shutdown of the pipeline – and a hefty financial one, with the company paying more than $4 million ransom to restore data. After other high-profile attacks and a whole-of-government emphasis on mitigation in the U.S., it became apparent that ransomware is indeed a national security concern that can cut through every area of an enterprise.
Although there have been periods of relative calm, ransomware is poised to strike equally as hard throughout 2022. So, security teams must remain vigilant – patching known exploited vulnerabilities, bolstering detection and response capabilities, implementing and practicing incident response plans and ensuring that the enterprise is as equipped as possible to limit any and all data exfiltration.
Join ISMG's Dan Gunderman for a moderated discussion that will draw from the experience of the attendees, offering insights on the safeguarding of corporate data access, the prevention of mass data loss, and the overall trajectory of crypto-locking attacks.
Discussion topics will include:
- What ransomware trends are you following in 2022, and what tactics are bad actors using to execute these attacks?
- What can we learn from recent ransomware attacks, including those on Colonial Pipeline, Kaseya, KP Snacks and Kronos? This includes governmental response.
- How can an enterprise enable seamless access to corporate data from the ever-growing number of BYOD devices without putting data at risk?
- What tools can be implemented to mitigate the risk of a ransomware attack, and what does ransomware's future look like?
Joining ISMG's Tom Field to provide expert insight and case studies is Tyler Croak, Principal Strategist with Lookout.