Ransomware: Don’t let your data be held hostage

February 26, 2019

Ransomware is one of the hottest white-collar crimes of the 21st century1. Incidences are skyrocketing and cybercriminals have set their sights on more vulnerable small- and medium-sized businesses, as they usually have less resources to ward off an attack and are more likely to pay a ransom to retrieve encrypted files. Unlike other types of malware that simply destroys data, ransomware is different in that there is an out: the criminals want to get paid and you may be able to recover your data. But is that the best course of action? This White Paper is intended to educate SMBs about ransomware attacks and to provide simple action steps that every business can take to avoid falling victim in the first place, as well as recommendations for recovering if an attack should occur.

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Cyberseer are specialists in advanced threat detection and cyber incident resolution, being founded on the belief that current security solutions do not stand up to today's sophisticated, persistent and targeted attack that are prevalent in cyber space. Through a powerful combination of expert human analysis with cutting edge next generation technologies from Darktrace and Exabeam, Cyberseer can successfully detect advanced threats for security conscious organisations.

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whitePaper | February 2, 2020

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whitePaper | December 3, 2019

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Cyberseer are specialists in advanced threat detection and cyber incident resolution, being founded on the belief that current security solutions do not stand up to today's sophisticated, persistent and targeted attack that are prevalent in cyber space. Through a powerful combination of expert human analysis with cutting edge next generation technologies from Darktrace and Exabeam, Cyberseer can successfully detect advanced threats for security conscious organisations.

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