Ransomware is a billion-dollar global business. Every day, hackers capture and hold for ransom the data of victims in industries from healthcare to higher education to financial services. No organization is safe, yet all too many remain unprepared for this dire threat. In a recent study, fewer than half of the IT and security professionals surveyed reported a high rate of effectiveness in reducing the risk of such attacks.
A year after British businesses suffered a wave of high-profile ransomware attacks, almost one-third of UK companies have made a practice of stockpiling the digital currency required as payment by hackers—hardly a vote of confidence in their own countermeasures.
You don’t have to accept ransomware as unavoidable.
Learn how your organization can reduce the risk and potential impact of a successful attack.
Traditional approaches such as anti-malware are no longer enough to stem this fast-growing form of cybercrime. Best practices for comprehensive, systems-level security include:
Citrix solutions enable organizations to build defenses against ransomware into every layer of their IT systems from the datacenter to the endpoint device.
With Citrix, the following measures can help organizations prevent ransomware penetration anywhere in their environment; limit the spread of any breaches that do occur; and enable rapid recovery without the need to pay ransom.
Citrix and Bitdefender are working together to reduce the risk of ransomware. Citrix Virtual Apps, Citrix Hypervisor and Bitdefender Hypervisor Introspection (HVI) let you provide a secure virtualized browser that prevents web-based attacks without sacrificing user experience. Bitdefender HVI uses memory-introspection techniques to quickly detect the presence of malware on the hosted browser—even for unpatched servers and zero-day exploits.
We probably see at least one ransomware attack a week of some kind or another, and 99.99 percent of the time, we have been successful in containing that to just the workstation.
Healthcare IT Leader