The Threat of Ransomware
Ransomware is costly to businesses and organizations. It is inexpensive for criminals to encrypt all the data sitting on a server. The cost to benefit for a criminal makes Ransomware an ever growing threat for companies, non-profits, and government agencies.
How to Mitigate Ransomware Damage
The absolute best way to help your business avoid the damage of ransomware is to have offline backups that can be restored. This method is simple, inexpensive, and the most effective. It ensures that if your primary data is encrypted and put up for ransom, that your backup is not. If you have online backups, some ransomware will encrypt your online backups too. If you have offline backups, you can wipe and reload from known good data. Your organization will only lose the difference from the last offline backup and the time the ransomware locked you out.
How to Stop Ransomware
Ransomware is so prevalent due to the ease of criminals without coding expertise to download exploit scripts and setup their method of extracting the ransom. The best way to stop ransomware is to run computers, servers, and networks that have the least available attack surface and ones that avoid common exploit targets. Vault 7, Wannacry, Petya, etc. are just a few flaws that criminals use to exploit entire networks to infect with Ransomware.
Purism products reduces the footprint of attack surfaces. Utilizing PureBoot and PureOS, an organization can combine the security hardening of Purism’s Librem Servers, Librem Mini, Librem 14 Laptop, and Librem 5 phone to offer the best possible defense to stop Ransomware.
Adding the Librem Key to cryptographically detect tampering offers the best security that goes far beyond just stopping ransomware. Stopping ransomware by using Purism products, and running offline backups, means your organizations assets are as protected as possible.