Ransomware can bring your business operations to a halt, encrypting sensitive data and forcing you to pay the attacker to regain access. Keeping your organization safe requires a fundamental shift toward prevention, and away from simple detection and remediation after infection. The right architecture can make prevention real. You can use this checklist to implement a true prevention-based platform.
Identify all traffic on the network and block unknown, potentially high-risk traffic.
Restrict access to SaaS-based tools for employees who have no business need for them.
Not all file types are malicious, but those known to present higher risk, or associated with recent attacks, can be controlled.
Enforce policies that restrict noncompliant endpoints from connecting to critical network resources.
Blocking known threats raises the cost of an attack and ultimately reduces the likelihood of an attacker attempting a breach.
Prevent users from inadvertently downloading a payload or having their credentials stolen by blocking known malicious and phishing URLs.
SaaS-based applications represent a new path for malware delivery and must be properly secured.
Endpoints are common targets for attacks. Ensure you are keeping your endpoints secure by blocking any known malware or exploits.
As new files are submitted, detonate, analyze and look for malicious behavior.
Automatically push protections to different parts of your organization’s security infrastructure.
Developing protections requires context to better understand the attacker, malware and indicators of compromise.
Once unknown threats or trends of suspicious behavior have been identified and blocked, block unknown malware and exploits on the endpoint.