There is no silver bullet when it comes to preventing ransomware attacks. The best way to thwart an attack is to get back to basics. Require multi-factor authentication. Limit access to the network. Implement a zero-trust policy. Run user training programs. These are not the only steps CISOs should take, but they are necessary for building a secure foundation. Threat actors have banded together for decades to engineer attacks, but now it’s the “good guys’” turn to come together, share knowledge, and create processes to mitigate the risk of a ransomware attack.
CISO Street recently moderated a virtual CISO panel and asked panelists to share their perspectives on current cyber trends and challenges. In this video, Esmond Kane, CISO for Steward Health Care System and Ron Zochalski, CTO and CISO for Lake County Indiana share what they do at their organizations to minimize ransomware attacks.
CISO Street’s recent webinar, Don’t Be Held Up for Ransom(ware), takes a deeper dive into this critical topic. Executives from FireEye Mandiant, CISA, FBI Cyber – Major Cyber Crimes Unit, and Texas Children’s discuss best practices for protecting your organization from being held for ransom and how to minimize the impact to your business. Watch the replay here.