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Seven Myths That Could Compromise Your Ransomware Response

Published: 08 November 2016

ID: G00308946

Analyst(s): Eric Ouellet


Increasing ransomware attacks pose a notable threat to business data and productivity. Security and risk management leaders can rely on the best practices outlined here to protect their organizations from ransomware.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges


  • Addressing Ransomware
    • Adaptive Security Architecture


  • Myth: Ransomware = Zero-Day Attacks
  • Myth: Since We've Paid for the Latest Endpoint Protection Platform, We Have the Latest EPP
  • Myth: Your EPP Will Protect You From All Threats
  • Myth: EPP Gives You All the Visibility Necessary to Recover From a Malware Infection
  • Myth: Firewalls, Secure Web Gateways, Secure Email Gateways and Other Perimeter Solutions Are All You Need
  • Myth: Administrators Follow Best Practices All the Time, Every Time
  • Myth: Backups Are Perfect and Contain Everything
  • What Are Best Practices to Follow When a Ransomware Incident Occurs?

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