How Ransomware Is spread

There are many different ways to spread ransomware. Here are just a few:

  • Phishing emails – Clicking on a link in a disguised, or phishing, email, intended to trick the recipient that the message is authentic.
  • Malvertising – When malicious code is injected into a legitimate online advertising network, redirecting users to malicious websites.
  • Drive by attacks – Visiting an unsafe fake web page. This includes sites that may have been unknowingly infected, as well as fake sites disguised as legitimate sites.
  • Self-propagation – Physically infecting a system through network or USB drives.

Prevent and Respond to a Ransomware Attack

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Ransomware Attack: Best Practices to Help Organizations Proactively Prevent, Contain and Respond

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What is a Ransomware attack

Avishai Wool, CTO and co-founder of AlgoSec, looks at how organizations can implement and manage SDN-enabled micro-segmentation strategies


Micro-Segmentation based Network Security Strategies

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Microsegmentation – Ongoing Maintenance

Watch this Prof. Wool video to learn about the ongoing maintenance of your data center upon completion of a microsegmentation project


AFF Ransomware Isolation

In this video Prof. Avishai Wool shows how to create a playbook to be used in case of a ransomware attack and how it can be used when an attack takes place

How AlgoSec helps prevent and mitigate ransomware attacks


Manage Security Policies

AlgoSec helps mitigate ransomware attacks by managing your network security policies. It helps organizations cope with the challenges above and provides the practical tools to prevent and stop ransomware attacks.


Visualize Your Network

AlgoSec automatically pulls information from a wide range of devices to generate an interactive network topology map of your entire heterogeneous network. Through this map you can identify where your network is exposed to public networks and understand the impact of network security policies on traffic.


Optimize Security Policies

With AlgoSec, you can optimize your security policy, clean up firewall rules, and remove obsolete, duplicate, and overly permissive rules. AlgoSec’s actionable reports help you uncover and remove unused, duplicate, or conflicting rules and tighten overly permissive rules (e.g. ANY/ANY) without impacting business requirements and securely remove access for decommissioned applications. AlgoSec’s automated change management processes ensure that you can maintain policy hygiene so that new rules are optimally designed and implemented.


Assess & Mitigate Risks

AlgoSec lets you instantly assess, prioritize, and mitigate risks in firewall policies across your entire network (including multi-vendor firewalls and cloud security groups) and map them to their associated business applications. AlgoSec checks your security policies against a database of best practices and known risks, which can also be customized to your organization’s own policies. Before implementing any new change, AlgoSec assesses the risk of that change, so that you can ensure that you do not unknowingly introduce new risks into your network.


Tie Security Incidents to Business Processes

Through a seamless integration with the leading SIEM and SOAR solutions, the AlgoSec Security Policy Management solution ties security incidents directly to the impacted business processes. Once identified, AlgoSec neutralizes the attack by automatically isolating compromised or vulnerable servers from the network.


Enforce Network Segmentation

AlgoSec makes it easier to define and enforce network segmentation throughout your multi-vendor hybrid network. With AlgoSec, you can validate that your existing network security policy does not violate your network segmentation strategy, block critical business services, and meets compliance requirements. AlgoSec also proactively checks every proposed change request against your segmentation strategy to ensure that it doesn’t break it or introduce risk.

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