Stopping Ransomware Requires Early Threat Detection of Attacker Movement

Illusive Networks Whitepaper

Ransomware has shifted toward highly targeted attacks on enterprises, leveraging tactics and techniques taken from the Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) playbook. These Advanced Ransomware Threats (ARTs) combine a traditional ransomware attack with a data breach, moving towards high-value assets once inside a network.

Targeted ransomware attackers use a lateral movement approach to reach crown jewel assets with the aim of wholesale lockdown of entire systems and data―a catastrophic business outcome if not discovered and stopped in time. As a result, security organizations must augment their anti-ransomware strategy to stop ARTs as they move through their networks, and prevent them from launching their payloads or encrypting systems at scale.

This Illusive whitepaper provides context and insight on these ransomware attacks, why they are still happening despite numerous endpoint and network security tools, and the necessity to move from a reactive to active defense strategy.

Download the whitepaper to learn how to fight back by:

  • Shrinking the attack surface through automated discovery and elimination of exploitable credentials and pathways
  • Detecting early malicious lateral movement through deterministic, endpoint-based deception
  • Leveraging source-based forensics on demand, contextual data needed to accelerate and respond quickly