Ransomware is a familiar issue for any organization. No matter what we do, it persists through nearly every evolution of networks, infrastructure and devices. Now, employees expect seamless remote access to corporate infrastructure and resources from anywhere. This means security teams often lack the visibility they used to have into user activity, devices behavior and data handling practices.
Gone are the days of brute force attacks. Ransomware actors are now able to discreetly enter corporate infrastructure, most frequently by phishing employees on mobile devices and accessing corporate infrastructure with legitimate credentials. Once they find a way to enter your infrastructure, they can exfiltrate massive amounts of data in a short period of time and lock you out from key resources.
Virtual private networks (VPN) help with remote access, but those same credentials can enable attackers to move laterally across your infrastructure. This challenge is only exacerbated by employees increasingly using unmanaged devices and networks that aren’t under your team’s control to access your apps and infrastructure.