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How to Prepare for Ransomware Attacks

To protect against ransomware IT and security leaders must look beyond endpoints

Download the report to learn strategies for pre-incident preparation, considerations for paying the ransom, why recovery is more than restoration, and what steps you should take to build a ransomware playbook.

What's at risk?

The report recognizes the proliferation of ransomware campaigns that target organizations and resulting “in double or triple extortion tactics. The impact that these attacks have on organizations has increased to the point where some organizations have gone out of business, and, in the case of healthcare, lives have been put at risk.”

Biggest threats:

  • Attacker identifies the most valuable data
  • Disables endpoint protection
  • Deletes backups

According to the report, “the cost of recovery and resulting downtime in the aftermath of a ransomware attack, and the cost of the reputational damage, can amount to 10 times the amount of the ransom itself.”

The report cautions, “even if the ransom is paid, there is no guarantee that your data will be recovered. The encrypted files can be unrecoverable due to data corruption during the encryption process.”

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Gartner, How to Prepare for Ransomware Attacks, Paul Furtado, 16 June 2022

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