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Protect Yourself Against the Newest Wave of Ransomware

Serge Droz | August 29, 2019

Dr. Serge Droz is a Senior Cybersecurity Engineer at Open Systems, Chairman of the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST), and an internationally recognized expert on cybersecurity.

Learn from Serge Droz – Senior Cybersecurity Engineer and Chairman of FIRST – about the impact and protection against the newest wave of Ransomware attacks (video in German). Or contact us directly to hear how you can minimize the risk of becoming a victim.

 

 

This summer the authorities in Germany and Switzerland gave warnings regarding ransomware attacks. In fact, German-language media have reported several targeted attacks on companies in recent weeks. Although ransomware is not a new phenomenon, the nature of the attacks – and the business model of the attackers behind them – have changed fundamentally.

 

The nature of the attacks has changed fundamentally

 

Whereas in the past private households were often targeted, today it is mostly SME companies that are the targets. «As always, there is no single measure that guarantees complete protection,» explains Serge Droz. As head of the Computer Emergency Response Team (OS-CERT) at Open Systems and chairman of the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST), he follows the cybersecurity scene closely. Even with a functioning backup and a professional IT organization, recovery from a ransomware attack costs a lot of time and money. «It is therefore much more important to protect yourself from infection,» explains Droz.

 

It is much more important to protect yourself from infection

 

«The more difficult it is for an attacker to penetrate the corporate network, the lower the risk of becoming a victim of a ransomware attack.» In addition to staff training, constant software updates and protection of perimeters and end devices, 24x7 monitoring is crucial, «because the attackers never actually sleep.»

 

Because the attackers never actually sleep

 

Read more about Ransomware in our whitepaper Ransomware – curse and cure and contact us now to hear how you can minimize the risk of becoming a victim.