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Not all ransomware is created equally

By the end of 2022, the global impact is expected to reach $18.4 billion!

Like all malware, malicious codes vary in both sophistication and modularity. As such, not all ransomware codes are made the same. While some are ordinary and even obtained freely on open-source platforms and forums, others are highly sophisticated and operated exclusively by elite cybercrime syndicates. Businesses today are seeing unprecedented ease of communication among the components of the complete infrastructure. The IoT has given new businesses value and innumerable other benefits, along with a huge “playground for hackers”.

As ransomware incidents increase in frequency, it’s no longer enough to rely on default security configurations and standard practices. With our targeted Ransomware Readiness Assessment you can be better prepared against this serious threat.

How to map the gaps and validate the readiness level of your organization against the ransomware attacks?

With technology playing the most crucial role in business operations today, Ransomware attacks have become one of the biggest threats faced by organizations today. Even biggest tech giants of the world have faced disrupted operations and payed a huge price after ransomware attacks.

Certbar ransomware team includes antimalware analysts, security risk advisors, and seasoned security architects with many years of consulting experience. Certbar security experts follow a multifaceted approach which is used to prevent or remediate ransomware attacks. This multifaceted approach to increase the organization’s preparedness against ransomware attacks is undertaken by examining organizations IT infrastructure in terms of NIST framework- Identify, Protect, Detect, Respond, And Recover.


  • Identification: Identify the management’s awareness in the company of the risks of ransomware mapping the significant reaction methodology for ransomware and general digital assaults or cyber attacks in the company, feature the vulnerabilities and suggest upgrades for these techniques


  • Web Protection: Secure internet browsing by checking on and modifying the company's web browsing strategy to diminish the danger of any malefic executable being downloaded
  • Mail Protection: Make sure to have a fitting solution for incoming emails by inspecting and modifying the company's anti-spam and malicious functioning strategy. In addition to other things, the recognition of corrupt records, regardless of whether they are not recognized as vindictive, is dependent on the signatures of anti-virus.
  • User Permissions: Guarantee that the client workstations are solidified. This incorporates making sure that malware can't be implemented in error and analyzing any endpoint security arrangements.
  • Limit User's Domain Permissions: This incorporates surveying the workers and workstations in the regarding domain so as to guarantee that the users don't have authorizations to execute code distantly. Moreover, this audit is inclusive of limiting the writable organizers for the domain, to decrease the threat of the malware spreading itself through system shares
  • Servers and Endpoint Configuration and Patching: Making sure that workers and workstations are up to date with the most recent security patches in an opportune way so as to lessen the threats of ransomware misusing known security gaps.


  • Testing Endpoint Protection: Testing the setup and update strategy of the antivirus and EDR (Endpoint Detection and Response) so as to distinguish or even avoid the ransomware from executing continuously.


  • Incident Response Team (IRT): Certbar's IRT is consistently accessible for future support in case of a security occurrence brought about by ransomware (or some other malware). Certbar investigates the ransomware so as to evaluate the "family" which it originates from and whether there is a known technique for decrypting the records without paying the payment.
  • User Awareness Training: Perform phishing practices with situations, for example, counterfeit websites, malevolent links, pernicious documents and so on., including an itemized report indicating insights of the statistics to which the client was vulnerable, for example clicking on email links from unknown sources, downloaded files, documents embedded with malwares, etc.


  • Backups: Make sure that the documents are continually supported so as to limit any harm in case of a ransomware assault and that customary restoration tests are performed. So as to relieve the threats of ransomware and other present day cybersecurity threats, you should test your preparedness over the full chain of occasions and actions that can happen in such an occasion, so as to keep the danger from happening to constrain the harm on the off chance that it happens.