Ransomware is a prominent tactic used by threat actors to disrupt cloud applications. Margaret Zimmermann, a Unit 42® DFIR consultant, discusses the risks and mitigation strategies of ransomware in the cloud.
In this video, Margaret unpacks how cloud infrastructure presents a different attack surface compared to traditional on-premises systems and explains why it’s vital to protect cloud resources as diligently as on-premises assets. She also dives into how the shared responsibility model further complicates matters; while cloud service providers secure the cloud, customers are responsible for their data and applications within it.
Watch the video to learn how to get started with mitigation strategies, including implementing strong access controls and privilege management, utilizing multifactor authentication, applying data encryption mechanisms, regularly backing up data, and establishing a robust backup and recovery process.
Remember, continuous monitoring and threat detection is crucial, as is having a comprehensive incident response and recovery plan tailored to ransomware attacks in the cloud.