Gartner’s Guide on How to Prepare for Ransomware Attacks: Cybersecurity Trends

Remember last year when most of us began working remotely full time (at least those who weren’t already doing so)?  How could you forget, right?  When that happened, the total number of global ransomware reports increased by 715.08 percent for the first half of 2020 (compared to the same period in 2019)!  Needless to say, understanding how to prepare for ransomware attacks has become critically important to organizations, and this guide from Gartner provides some recommendations and best practices for doing so.  And you can get the guide FREE, courtesy of HaystackID!

Gartner’s How to Prepare for Ransomware Attacks guide provides an Overview of the key challenges associated with ransomware attacks, as well as three high-level recommendations that focus on all three stages of a ransomware attack.  It then provides a more detailed Introduction of the issue, including a nifty infographic of the Ransomware Defense Life Cycle (pre, during and post incident).  And the guide’s detailed Analysis phase discusses the three recommendations in much more detail, including another infographic of the Anatomy of a Ransomware Attack, links to numerous resources for additional information and links to examples of ransomware attacks throughout the world.  Ransomware attacks have even resulted in a death in Germany when a hospital was hacked and a patient died because she had to be transferred to another hospital about 20 miles away.

The report is available for download for FREE here, courtesy of eDiscovery Today Educational Partner HaystackID!  Thanks to the HaystackID team for making this valuable resource available to the legal community for free!


So, what do you think?  Does your organization know how to prepare for ransomware attacks?  If not, check out the report from Gartner!  And, as always, please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.

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