Ransomware Defense

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Do you have an effective end point security strategy?

What do a surveillance camera, a USB stick or a vending machine have in common? Years ago, very little. But, today, they are all connected and can all be a point of entry for the bad guys looking to cause harm or expose your most important business asset: your data. With connected devices expected to almost double in the next 4 years, businesses of all sizes and governments are starting to realize that a breach can come from the most innocuous devices, from baby monitors to railway systems. Imagine the harm a hacker could cause if he or she were to change the track control system.

  • Leading breach detection

    Leading breach detection

    Source: NSS Labs
  • Reduce time to detection

    Time to detection

    Source: 2017 Annual Cybersecurity Report
  • Malware samples per day
Cisco 2017 Midyear Cybersecurity Report

Cisco 2017 midyear cybersecurity report

Learn more about the New "Destruction of Service" Attacks, and how the Scale and Impact of Threats Grow.

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Cyber risk and resilience for boards

Cyber risk is one of the top 10 global business risks1. Like all other enterprise risk, it threatens the ability of an enterprise to succeed in its business strategies. Certainly, an impaired information infrastructure affects the ability to conduct business. Any risk that threatens the ability of an enterprise to perform business transactions must be a board focus. To provide effective strategic advice to company leadership on cyber risk, you must ask the right questions, including whether a company does ongoing cyber risk assessment and management, and how.

Understand your tolerance for risk

Understand your tolerance for risk

Awareness of the risks that your enterprise faces is not enough. You also have to understand how willing you are to accept risk in general and whether certain risks are easier to bear than others.

Build a risk-tolerance profile

Build a risk-tolerance profile

Determining answers to all these questions can help you build a risk tolerance profile for an enterprise—one of your most important tools when advising the enterprise.

Encourage effective cyber resilience

Encourage effective cyber resilience

Cyber resilience comprises the information services and technologies that ensure the stability, availability, confidentiality, and integrity of the enterprise information infrastructure.

Measuring cyber resilience effectiveness

Measuring cyber resilience effectiveness

Measuring the effectiveness of cybersecurity services is one of the most challenging goals for the cybersecurity industry. Therefore, the board should regularly ask, Do our measurements tell us whether we are meeting our objectives for managing cyber risk? How?

Are you keeping ransomware at bay?

Ransomware is malicious software, or malware, that encrypts the information on a person’s computer like documents, photos and music. It will not release these files until the user pays a fee - or ransom - to unlock these files and get them back. Ransomware has quickly become the most profitable type of malware ever seen, on its way to becoming a $1 billion annual market.


Learn how ransomware defense is helping these companies better protect their customers, employees, and brands.

"In the past we’ve really relied on someone to tell us that something unusual is happening. We really wanted to advance our capability in being able to detect advanced threats."

Craig Warren, Executive Director of ICT Infrastructure Services at Deakin University.

"We now have the ability to proactively know ‘has it affected us?’. It’s been an absolute godsend for us and puts us in a stronger position as far as business security goes."

Alex Larson, CIO Wesfarmers Chemicals, Energy & Fertilisers

"Since we deployed AMP for Endpoints integrated with Threat Grid, and soon AMP for Networks, we definitely sleep easier now. It only takes one computer somewhere in the world to get compromised by a malware variant, and the instant Threat Grid detects it, the rest of the fleet is protected.”

Lachlan Peters Security Team Leader, Heritage Bank.

What's inside ransomware defense?

DNS layer protection

DNS layer protection

Cisco Umbrella Roaming protects devices on and off the corporate network. Block DNS requests before a device can even connect to sites hosting ransomware.

Email threat protection

Email threat protection

Cisco Advanced Malware Protection (AMP) for Email Security blocks ransomware delivered through spam and phishing emails. It even identifies malicious email attachments and URLs. Address attacks before they spread.

Advanced defenses for advanced attacks

Advanced defenses for advanced attacks

Cisco Next-Generation Firewalls with AMP Threat Grid sandboxing technology both known and unknown malware. They also block command-and-control callbacks to ransomware hosts.


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