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Navigating the Evolving Threat of Ransomware in 2024

The threat of ransomware continues to be a significant concern in the cybersecurity landscape in 2024. These attacks have evolved significantly since they originated in the 1980s, taking advantage of technological advancements and cryptocurrencies. Infecting any system through phishing emails, drive-by downloads, or social engineering tactics.

All organizations are susceptible to ransomware attacks when proper security hygiene is overlooked, and planning is not implemented. Lax security practices and the dramatic increase in endpoints and BYOD policies mean that any system can be infected by social engineering, reconnaissance, Remote desktop protocol (RDP) brute force, and taking advantage of System and software vulnerabilities. These threats highlight the need for robust policies, processes, employee training, intrusion detection systems, and backups.

There is no denying that Ransomware-as-a-Service (RaaS) is on the rise, making it easier for individuals to launch ransomware attacks without extensive technical knowledge. As these issues evolve, companies must prioritize cybersecurity to protect sensitive data and maintain operational integrity. This includes implementing advanced detection/response systems, regularly updating software, and educating staff on identifying potential threats. RAVENii can help by providing tailored solutions to your company to enhance your cybersecurity and help safeguard your critical assets. RAVENii offers training for employees, network monitoring, vulnerability monitoring, and endpoint protection to allow your business to do what it does best.

Written By: Zachary Yelland


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