Ransomware Exposed: Analyzing Ransomware and Mitigation Strategies

Ransomware Exposed: Analyzing Ransomware and Mitigation Strategies

Ransomware is one of today’s most pervasive and dangerous cyber threats. The latest ransomware attacks can quickly spread throughout a company, impairing user productivity, and disrupting business. Research firm Cybersecurity Ventures predicts that the annual global cost of ransomware to businesses will top $42 billion by 2024.

CyberArk Labs analyzes 100s of new ransomware samples each day. In this paper, the team shares its evaluation of more than 3.5 million samples to-date – as well as an examination of the path to encryption and effectiveness of mitigation strategies including:

  • Application control: allow, block and greylisting applications
  • Least privilege: removing local administrator rights from standard user accounts
  • Regularly backing up data

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