The security company SonicWall has reported just about 500 million ransomware attacks through September 2021 – a 148% increase compared to the data from the same time period last year. It is very alarming that approximately 714 million attempted ransomware attacks are expected by the end of 2021, a 134% surge overall of 2020.
This year alone SonicWall security researchers found more than 1,100 previously unknown malware variants per day. To make things worse, SMBs and corporations alike are already facing almost 10 ransomware attack attempts a day. All that leaves plenty of room for a zero-day vulnerability, making a breach inevitable for those not taking a full stack of cybersecurity precautions.
Make sure your IT services provider takes care of these must-haves to protect your business against ransomware attacks
- multi-factor authentication (MFA)
- network segmentation
- regular vulnerabily scan
- regular software updates
- audit and removal of unnecessary applications
- controls implementation
- network audit for any unauthorized software
- scrutinized remote desktop or remote monitoring and management software
- endpoint and detection response tools
- limited access to resources over the network
- secure user accounts
powersolution’s Secure Global Network (SGN) and Threat Ops automation combined with human technician-based protections provide multiple layers of network security for remote workers from any Internet connection, as well as for in-office workers.