Many people think they have three options regarding Ransomware: First, they want to prevent ransomware. Various tools, including end user training and awareness. Besides avoiding ransomware, you can either pay the ransom or remediate the attack afterwards.
Dallas County proved yet another method of dealing with ransomware. The county managed to “interrupt” the attack before they lost access to their data.
Here’s a portion of the report from The Record.
On Tuesday evening, the county released a follow-up statement providing more details about the incident. “Due to our containment measures, Dallas County interrupted data exfiltration from its environment and effectively prevented any encryption of its files or systems,” they said.https://therecord.media/dallas-county-combats-ransomware-attack
Dallas County attributes the ransomware interruption to their use of technology.
They attributed their defensive success to the deployment of endpoint detection and response (EDR) tools, forced password changes, multi-factor authentication and more.https://therecord.media/dallas-county-combats-ransomware-attack
Rather than succumb to ransomware attacks, Businesses should use early detection tactics to prevent a ransomware from fulfilling its mission.
You can read the entire article here: https://therecord.media/dallas-county-combats-ransomware-attack