The lessons that ransomware simulations can teach security stakeholders often extend far beyond the simple question of “Are we vulnerable to a ransomware attack?” Many times, these exercises reveal that organizations’ networks include vulnerable assets that they were entirely unaware of; an over-permissioned file server in a subdivision of a newly acquired business unit, for instance. Or they may show that network segmentation wasn’t accomplished as thoroughly as stakeholders might have thought (Is that Guest WiFi really isolated from all the internal networks?) It is an exercise in asset discovery that not only gives security stakeholders an accurate, in-the-weeds view of vulnerabilities, but it can also help them make an evidence-based decision about where to invest their time and resources when it comes to risk mitigation.
In today’s world, where ransomware operators are both abundant and sophisticated, an attack simulation will give you the specific, highly relevant information you need to effectively prioritize your remediation efforts and strengthen your team. Attackers are always trying new things; if you’ve been doing annual penetration tests year after year (and especially if the same issues keep surfacing), it may be time to try a different approach.
Here at Netrix, we’re proud to provide an extensive array of threat assessment services that are precisely tailored to meet our clients’ needs and provide clear, actionable results. Want to know more about how we can help you eliminate weak points and improve your overall security posture? Schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with one of our threat assessment experts today.