As much as the Digital Economy and the Internet of Everything (IoE) create opportunities for companies and consumers - over $19 trillion in value to organizations over the next decade, they also create opportunities for hackers and cybercriminals. With an expanded attack surface represented by the IoE, cybercriminals look to cash in on the estimated value of $450 billion to over $1 trillion of the Hacker Economy.
We consider how vulnerabilities in unpatched systems and outdated devices provide time for bad actors to operate. Ransomware operators are now targeting small-mid and enterprise users. This is why organizations should ensure that they are backing up critical data at a protected location and establishing actionable plans that will allow them to return to normal business operations as quickly as possible after an attack
Advance Malware Protection
Before an attack, Cisco AMP uses global threat intelligence from Cisco’s Collective Security Intelligence organization, Talos Security Intelligence and Research Group, and Threat Grid’s threat intelligence feeds to strengthen defenses and protect against known and emerging threats.
• During an attack, Cisco AMP uses that intelligence, coupled with known file signatures and Threat Grid’s malware analysis technology, to identify and block policy-violating file types, exploit attempts, and malicious files trying to infiltrate the network.
• After an attack, or after a file is initially inspected, the solution continues to monitor and analyze all file activity and traffic, regardless of file disposition, searching for any indications of malicious behavior. If a file with an unknown or previously deemed “good” disposition starts behaving badly, Cisco AMP alerts security teams with an indication of compromise. It then provides comprehensive visibility into where the malware originated, what systems were affected, and what the malware is doing. It also provides the controls to rapidly respond to the intrusion, contain the threat, and remediate it with a few clicks.