Ransomware is on the rise
Ransomware attacks and the risks they pose have accelerated dramatically in recent times. Who’s at risk? Everyone – from large enterprises that hold the keys to large volumes of money and data to smaller organizations that are often considered softer targets
Mimecast helps you prevent email-borne ransomware as you also protect email systems and users from downtime and data loss. Unlike vendors of standalone security or backup products, Mimecast’s cloud-based ransomware solution offers layered cyber resilience — unifying email data protection, business continuity, archiving and recovery through one platform and console.
Video Duration: 2:35
What is Ransomware? Ransomware Attack & Ransomware Protection 101
What is ransomware? Understand how ransomware attacks happen, why ransomware attacks have become so prevalent over the years and how you can prevent ransomware from crippling your organisation.
Mitigating Ransomware Risk with Mimecast:
Educate and empower employees
Block email-based ransomware attacks
Derail drive-by downloads
Contain and remediate successful email-based attacks
Ensure zero email downtime and restore email data to speed recovery
Strengthen overall protection, speed detection, and accelerate response
Frequently Asked Questions
Who are Mimecast?
Mimecast lets SMB businesses achieve the same level of security as companies many times their size, minus the excessive cost and crippling complexity. Their fully integrated, cloud-based suite of solutions provides comprehensive coverage—from email and web security to awareness training, data recovery, continuity, and secure messaging. And the flexible, affordable subscription plans are designed to meet you where you are today and evolve along with you as your business grows
Why do we need email security?
Email security is extremely important as it is the most popular medium in which cyber attacks are carried out and with over 300 billion emails sent each and every day, email remains the most widely used communication platform. Some of the cyber threats that your organisation can be attacked with include spam, malware, ransomware, and phishing attacks.
How does ransomware spread?
Ransomware is often spread via phishing emails that trick recipients into opening a malicious attachment, clicking on a link that takes them to a malicious website, or revealing login credentials that cyber criminals can use to access your network and begin encrypting your files. This is why best-in-class email protection is central to ransomware prevention. Attackers may also exploit vulnerabilities in other software or systems to gain access to network resources and begin encrypting files. Strong integration and robust two-way API links with other security systems are essential to recognizing and responding to these attacks more rapidly, so you can root them out before they create extensive damage (Mimecast).
What is cyber security?
Cyber security is the practice in which a business protects it’s critical data, network infrastructure and devices from digital attacks.
How can I prevent a cyber attack?
Set out a clear Cyber Security policy for your organisation. Ensure that all employees are aware of the data security processes, as many cyber-attackers will target employees via fraudulent emails. It’s also important to keep your software up to date and invest in robust security technology/services such as end point protection, SIEM and penetration testing, that will highlight to you where your vulnerabilities are.