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RANSOMWARE

Stop Ransomware Before It Spreads

With the rise of Ransomware-as-a-Service (RaaS) and sophisticated social engineering tactics, rapid threat detection and containment are critical. We harden your layered defenses and support in developing a strategy for identifying, responding to, and remediating ransomware attacks.

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15 Minute Mean Time to Contain

eSentire Incident Response 4-Hour Threat Suppression SLA

RANSOMWARE BY THE NUMBERS

$265B

in ransomware damages expected
by 20311

30%

YoY growth expected in
ransomware attacks1

$5.13M

average cost of a ransomware
attack in 20232

25%

of malicious attacks that rendered systems inoperable involved ransomware2

1 Cybersecurity Ventures, Official Cybercrime Report 2022
2 IBM, Cost of Data Breach Report 2023

Ransomware attacks are leveraged in new ways to target your organization.

What started as opportunistic attacks that threat actors used to extort transactional payments has evolved to sophisticated state-sponsored ransomware attacks targeting high-value industries, including utilities, state & local government and education, manufacturing, and healthcare providers. In addition, the growing geopolitical tensions are bringing a new wave of politically-motivated ransomware attacks to sow instability and mistrust.

What does this mean for your business?

Just because you recover your IT systems and data from backups doesn’t mean the threat of ransomware is over. The effects of a ransomware attack may linger for years, eroding your reputation, costing millions in clean-up efforts, and often limiting your ability to land business in highly regulated industries.

It’s unrealistic to believe you can prevent ransomware attacks entirely. Therefore, you need a powerful combination of human expertise equipped with advanced technologies and automated response capabilities to stop ransomware attacks.

At eSentire our mission is to hunt, investigate, and stop ransomware threats before they disrupt your business. You shouldn’t settle for partial security, so we ingest multiple signals, correlating data across your network, endpoint, log, identity and cloud sources providing complete visibility, deep investigation, and unparalleled response.

The result?

We stop ransomware attacks before they become business-disrupting events.

We Understand Ransomware Today,
And In The Future

We have been preventing, disrupting, and remediating ransomware threats for decades. We understand where this threat is headed and the support you need to defend your organization from the fastest-growing threat in our space.

PAST

Localized Ransomware Attacks

  • Standalone tool deployment
  • File encryption and theft
  • Singular back up possible

PRESENT

Internal Denial of Service

  • Access by any means necessary
  • Ransomware used as a catalyst
  • Unrestorable, damaged backups
  • Widespread damage
  • Privileged credential access to servers and infrastructure
  • Multiple revenue sources from ransom, extortion, and sale of data
  • Introduction of Ransomware-as-a-Service

FUTURE

Accelerated Ransomware-as-a-Service

  • Consistent automation of persistent and widespread access
  • Organizational damage
  • Data encryption across outsourced software whereby credentialed access will expand to SaaS systems including accounting, payroll, CRM, and more

Defending Your Organization From Ransomware Attacks

We protect organizations from social engineering tactics, fileless ransomware, lateral movement, and Ransomware-as-a-Service. Here’s how our services map to the various
ransomware attack vectors.

ANTICIPATE

Exposure Management Services

  • Button down initial access vectors
  • Develop robust security strategy, training initiatives, and testing cadence
  • Assessments and testing through Penetration Testing, Vulnerability Scanning, Phishing and Security Awareness Training programs
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WITHSTAND

Managed Detection and Response (MDR)

  • Gain continuous protection with 24/7 threat detection, isolation, disruption, and containment from our SOC Cyber Analysts and Elite Threat Hunters of ransomware attacks
  • Expertise to understand attacker presence, evaluate footholds, and battle persistent access attempts
  • Original threat research, compromise driven content development, and high velocity advisory insights
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RECOVER

Digital Forensics and Incident Response (DFIR)

  • Emergency Incident Response support and Incident Response Retainer SLA with 4-hour threat suppression
  • Digital Forensics investigations and determination of breach extent with results that can bear scrutiny in court of law
  • Guidance through evidence handling, crisis communications, compliance notifications, and more
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It’s time for comprehensive ransomware attack protection that scales. Ready to get started?

Team eSentire In Action

8 Hours in Battle During the SunWalker Ransomware Incident

Learn how our 24/7 Security Operations Center (SOC) and Threat Response Unit (TRU) defended an online educational institution with eSentire Managed Detection and Response.

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Defending Against Modern Ransomware: Lessons from the SunWalker Incident

 

Malicious BestCrypt Detection Uncovers Full Blown Ransomware Attack at 3am

Watch this video to see how a Fortinet vulnerability led to a ransomware attack impacting 250 endpoints in a customer’s environment. Original detection engineering developed by TRU identified the malicious use of BestCrypt and our 24/7 SOC Cyber Analysts immediately contained the attack and reversed the encryption.

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What is Ransomware?

Ransomware is a form of malware designed to encrypt files on a device, rendering the files and their system unusable. Malicious actors demand ransom in exchange for decryption. If the ransom isn’t paid, the ransomware actors will threaten to sell or leak the exfiltrated data. if the ransom is not paid.

Ransomware incidents continue to become more destructive and impactful. Attackers engage in lateral movement to target critical data and propagate ransomware across entire networks. These actors routinely use tactics that make data recovery more difficult for organizations. As a result, the economic and reputational impacts of ransomware attacks can be challenging to remediate fully for organizations of any size.

Threat actors may attempt to take advantage of you at your most vulnerable state through secondary and tertiary extortion attempts:

1.

Ransom payments

The attacker demands an initial payment via Bitcoin in exchange for restoring access to your files.

2.

Extortion around the attack

The attacker threatens to publicize the incident in an attempt to extort funds from those concerned of reputational damage.

3.

Profit from the stolen data

Your sensitive data may be replicated and released for sale on the Dark Web.

Remember, paying a ransom may nullify your cybersecurity insurance policy. Our experts can provide incident response and digital forensics support before you pay.

How To Reduce The Impact Of A Ransomware Attack

Maintain offline, encrypted backups of data and to regularly test your backups

Maintain regularly updated “gold images” of critical systems

Retain backup hardware to rebuild systems in the event rebuilding the primary system is not preferred

Ensure you maintain access to applicable source code or executables

Create, maintain, and exercise a cyber incident response plan that includes crisis communications and notification procedures for a ransomware attack

Connect with our Exposure Management experts to discuss security strategy, assessments and testing programs to measure your preparedness for a ransomware attack.

Why Every Organization Needs An Incident Response (IR) Plan

Effective incident response quickly brings control, stability, and organization, should a ransomware attack be spreading across your environment. When the worst scenario happens, the speed of threat containment and recovery is critical to limiting business disruption.

To stop a ransomware attack, consider the following:

System recovery

Can we regain control of our systems?

Data recovery

What needs to be rebuilt/reimaged? Can we recover our encrypted data?

Communications management

Has our name been posted online? Do we need to manage any fallout?

Financial considerations

What is the cost of the ransom? Should we pay and if so, how? Does our insurance cover the payout? Is there a second extortion element?

Investigation and hardening

How did the attack unfold? Where are our weak points?

Looking forward

How do we strengthen our cybersecurity posture?

The eSentire Cyber Security Investigations Team is here to help

Our On-Demand 24/7 Incident Response service, featuring an industry-leading 4-hour threat suppression SLA, delivers cutting-edge digital forensics technology, threat intelligence, and powerful 24/7 Incident Response expertise so you’re prepared for even the most advanced ransomware attack.

Stop Ransomware Attacks with eSentire MDR

As the Authority in Managed Detection and Response, we protect the critical data and applications of 2000+ organizations in 80+ countries from known and unknown cyber threats. With eSentire in your corner, you can anticipate, withstand and recover from even the most sophisticated ransomware attacks before they disrupt your business. Here’s why enterprises choose eSentire:

Security Leaders Count On eSentire

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eSentire goes beyond the market’s capability in Managed Detection and Response, providing M&C Saatchi with unmatched speed to resolution of security events, and deep threat hunting expertise."
Neil Waugh Chief Information Officer
M&C Saatchi
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We have peace of mind knowing someone is watching our back during after-business hours with speed to alert, block and remediate threats."
Gary Smith
IT Manager | Torys LLP
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We have immediate visibility into attempts to penetrate our network and feel better knowing that eSentire’s MDR is manned 24/7 with experienced cybersecurity experts."
Mark Fairhead
Associate Director (IT Department) | Rawlinson & Hunter
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