Ransomware is the fastest growing cybercrime of our times. Cybersecurity Ventures predict that by 2031 every 2 seconds a business, consumer or device will be attacked by ransomware and that the damage will reach $265 billion.
It is one minute to midnight for managed service providers and independent software vendors in a cloud transformation journey to prepare your defenses and understand ways to stop attackers before ransomware is deployed.
Ransomware is defined as a type of malware that employs encryption to hold a victim’s information at ransom. Critical data of users or organizations within files, databases, or applications can only be accessed by paying a ransom.
Ransomware is often designed to spread across a network and target database and file servers, and can thus quickly paralyze an entire organization. It is a growing threat, inflicting significant damage and expenses for affected businesses and organizations; whether small, medium or large.
As a service provider, when you have your assets distributed across various clouds (private, public and edge clouds), it means you have a larger surface to manage and therefore a larger potential risk.
The ability of your security and network teams to manage your estate effectively is paramount for protecting your assets and those of your customers. At the same time, the challenge is enormous to keep your (small) teams constantly informed about possible threats and vulnerabilities and to keep their knowledge up-to-date.
Selecting the right toolsets is not just an ROI exercise, but a serious security challenge ensuring that you and your customers are fully protected against current, evolving and future threats. You need to be sure you have all your bases covered, but how do you proceed?
Working with MSPs and ISVs like yourself across Europe, we at Insight see that VMware’s Carbon Black portfolio helps effectively manage these ransomware threats as well as a host of other threats in a continuously evolving landscape.
Cloud-native Carbon Black products enable your security team to better focus their prevention, automated detection and response programmes for cyberattacks. Using the proven MITRE ATT&CK® methodology, it protects against the tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) criminals use to infiltrate and move around a company network before ransomware starts executing at all of the following stages:
Depending on your specific requirements, there is a cloud-native VMware Carbon Black endpoint protection service that will meet your needs. The first requirement is to start planning what your business needs to fight ransomware in the coming five to ten years. As a VMware Aggregator Partner, we can help you develop a consistent security plan to stay safe in your cloud journey and firmly secure your infrastructure and your customers’ processes and data from now on.
Or, as Cybersecurity Ventures say: ‘work with internal teams and key third-party suppliers to ensure that your security processes are up to scratch and retire legacy systems in favour of modern and more easily securable cloud platforms’.
Contact one of our cloud specialists to find out how we can support you in your cloud journey, whether you are designing your first workloads in the cloud or work entirely cloud-based.
As a multi-vendor software licensing, workload and platform specialist working with partners like you across Europe for many years, we can guide you through all stages of your strategic cloud journey with a series of workshops, assessments, services and best practices. From the first exploration of cloud or hybrid opportunities and benefits to support and optimization after migration. No matter where you are in your journey, we help you to find new ways forward and accelerate your business.