A New Variant of Crypto-Ransomware Hits the Globe

Posted By: ASK  Posted date: May 15, 2017  In: Data Security, Enhanced Security Services, Information Technology, Internet Security, Mike Maddox, Security, Uncategorized, Web Security  No Comments

http://justask.net/a-new-variant-of-crypto-ransomware-hits-the-globe/Have you heard the news? On Friday, May 12th, a new variant of Crypto-Ransomware (WannaCry) was released worldwide causing major disruptions at hospitals, private and public institutions, and has since garnered major media attention. This attack was detrimental to companies of all sizes all over the world. Cyber security is not something businesses owners should take lightly. As we’ve seen from this attack, and several others in the last few months, a single cyber-attack could cost you your business. With hundreds of thousands of machines around the world affected, Microsoft believes this attack should serve as a “wake-up call”.

Hear from the Experts About This Kind of Ransomware

We will be hearing from Mike Maddox, President of ASK, at 4 pm Monday, May 15, 2017, as he talks about WannaCry in more detail and what you can do to protect your company.

A New Variant of Crypto-Ransomware Hits the Globe

On Friday, May 12th, a new variant of Crypto-Ransomware (WannaCry) was released worldwide causing major disruptions at hospitals, private and public institutions, and has since garnered major media attention. This attack was detrimental to companies of all sizes all over the world. So what is WannaCry and what can you do to protect your company from ransomware attacks like this? Hear first hand from Mike Maddox, President of ASK.

Posted by Just ASK on Monday, May 15, 2017

WATCH THE VIDEO FROM MIKE MADDOX

These attacks are becoming more frequent and severe. Anti-virus updates, Microsoft patching, malware protections, and additional security controls are extremely important and need to continue, however, we also encourage the implementation of ASK Live Security Monitoring, our apex security solution, for your organization.

What does ASK’s Live Security Monitoring Do?

  • Monitors your security daily
  • Eliminates false security alerts
  • Exposes real threats
  • Relieves the burden of log analysis
  • Detects new strains of ransomware – we look at endpoint behavior, not just signatures
  • Allows for customized detection rules
  • Identifies which endpoints are/aren’t infected

Our dedicated cyber security team will work with your company and combat the latest cyber-attacks. This Live Security Monitoring solution enables us to detect and remediate new strains of ransomware within minutes. This is crucial, especially given events like WannaCry.

Please contact us at (517) 676-6633 for more information about what you can do to protect your company and to learn more about ASK’s Live Security Monitoring solution.

 

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