Malware Prevention Guide
Information from Webroot on how to protect your environment from malware and ransomware assaults is included in this tutorial. It includes recommendations and guidance on how to improve cyber resiliency and lower the attack surface of a computer network. This material is the culmination of more than a decade’s worth of compounded knowledge gleaned from Webroot’s investigation of threats.
A multi-layered approach should be used to manage cyber security. The simple act of safeguarding your endpoints with anti-virus software and calling it a day is no longer sufficient protection. Also required are a robust file backup solution, an incident response plan, strong password policies, a mechanism to safeguard the DNS, appropriate user cyber hygiene and security knowledge, as well as network monitoring and data integrity considerations.
Reduce the attack surface
Reducing the attack surface entails proactively finding and addressing all security-related concerns that can be identified and addressed. While it does not eliminate the potential of assaults, it can help to lessen the length of time and frequency with which security concerns occur. It is critical to have a plan in place to deal with cyber incidents if you want to keep your environment secure. The recommendations in this article are intended to reduce the size of your attack surface to the greatest extent practicable.
Is it possible for endpoint security to prevent 100 percent of threats?
Many customers approach us with the following leading question: “Which endpoint security solution will provide 100 percent prevention and protection against malware?” The simple answer is that there are none. Only a small percentage of the time will even the best endpoint protection (which we take great delight in creating and striving to provide) be 100 percent successful in protecting your system.
Threats are continuously changing.
Cybercriminals are in the business of researching ways to get around endpoint protection, and they are continually evolving their methods of attack to be successful. Every day, new malware campaigns are launched, resulting in the creation of new infection varieties. These are then repackaged or given in a manner that is indistinguishable from a virus’s signature.
The importance of endpoint security
Reputable endpoint security solutions employ real-time anti-phishing to prevent email links to phishing sites, online browser protection to prevent browser threats, and web reputation to block dangerous websites that may only be unsafe on rare occasions. They employ ways to monitor endpoints for malicious code that is actively running on the system, in memory, or contained within files on the computer.
Webroot Endpoint Security is a service provided by Webroot.
Webroot provides an endpoint security system that monitors and prevents threats from affecting endpoints by utilizing cloud-based definitions to do so. The real-time shield prevents malicious code from executing in real-time, the Web Threat shield protects browsers, and the Evasion Shield prevents script-based infections from infecting computers. It interfaces with a wide range of RMMs and serves as a powerful layer in the fight against malware and ransomware attacks.
Plan for Responding to an Incident
An incident response strategy is essential; a well-thought-out plan will enhance response times to cybersecurity problems while also reducing the amount of damage and downtime suffered by the organization. A properly designed incident response reduces the likelihood of the need to execute disaster recovery procedures. An incident response plan is made up of numerous components, which are as follows:
Planning. What kinds of disasters do we stand a chance of experiencing? Do we have enough personnel and technology to keep an eye out for those occurrences? Is everyone receiving the required training?
Defining what constitutes an event and ensuring that appropriate alerts are in place What types of alerts are involved, and where do they go once they are dispatched? Is the information contained in the warnings being adequately communicated?
Monitoring, response, and action are all necessary. What are the procedures to be followed in the event of each sort of incident? Are there established escalation paths? Have you put your responses through their paces? Do the persons who are involved recognize the need of taking swift action?
Creating a flow chart is important. This aids in the correct training of all parties involved and the identification of process flaws. Are all of the appropriate individuals involved? Is the flow different during fully staffed times than it is during off-hours or holiday periods?
Incidents are being investigated. This is an element of the process of continuous improvement. When a security event occurs, investigate it to determine if there are any ways to improve the response.
Putting the plan through its paces. Don’t wait for an occurrence to put your preparedness to the test. Testing a strategy will frequently reveal flaws that were previously undetected. It is significantly preferable to discover a testing gap before an event occurs than to discover a testing gap after an incident occurs.
Plan B (Plan B is a backup plan)
When it comes to data backup strategies, the 3-2-1 backup method is the one that is most commonly advocated by IT professionals. There are a total of three copies of each file created in this technique. It is possible to have three copies of a file: the first is stored on a computer or server, the second is made and stored locally by your local backup solution, and the third copy is stored offsite, either on external media or in the cloud.
Carbonite Backup and Disaster Recovery Solutions
A range of cloud-based backup solutions is available from Carbonite, all of which can assist you in automatically securing your data in the cloud. As well as endpoint backup solutions and Microsoft 365 data backup, they also offer systems migration, high availability solutions, and recovery solutions.