The Scourge of Ransomware
In recent years, ransomware attacks have become a growing threat to businesses of all sizes. A ransomware attack is a type of cyberattack in which the attacker encrypts the victim’s data and demands a ransom payment in order to decrypt it. Ransom payments typically range from a few hundred dollars to several thousand dollars but can be much higher. Payment is made in cryptocurrency like Bitcoin.
There are different types of groups behind ransomware attacks. These include criminal organizations, nation-states, and individual attackers. use ransomware as a form of economic warfare. This was seen in the case of the WannaCry ransomware attack, which was thought to be launched by North Korea. The attack disrupted businesses and government agencies around the world.
Different business models could be used to facilitate ransomware. For example, criminal hackers might sell access to a network and another ransomware group handles the installation of ransomware, communication with victim, and negotiation of payment.
The impact of ransomware attacks goes beyond the cold facts of how it occurs. The lives of people at the organization that falls victim are massively impacted. Payroll might be limited. IT staff could face endless hours recovering and restoring systems. The people whose personal information is stored on the network that has been ransomwared are also impacted. Sensitive information can be posted on dark web message boards or sold.
$2,000,000 Ransomware Recovery Guarantee with Airiam
Airiam’s mission is to build cyber resilient organizations. A clever and common response to a bold claim is to put your money where your mouth is. Airiam is doing just that with our $2 million ransomware guarantee. This promise is made when an organization uses AirGuard™ Pro+. AirGuard delivers managed detection and response (MDR), identity and access management (IAM), Zero Trust, and multi-factor authentication (MFA).
AirRescue™ is our solution for incident management, project management, incident response, and recovery for AirGuard Pro+ customers. Incident response support after a breach can be intense and take many hours to get to full recovery. With our Ransomware Guarantee, you don’t have to worry about your costs with Airiam for incident response.
Our guarantee does not cover your legal costs, cyber insurance deductible, fines, ransom, breach notification costs, lost productivity, lost contracts, and other costs such as providing identity protection for victims. This guarantee does not cover systems that are not supported by AirGuard Pro+. We strongly recommend purchasing cybersecurity insurance to help cover those costs.
Since AirGuard is a security product, not a backup product, we cannot guarantee the recovery path. We prefer to use backups using AirGapd™. If there are no backups, we rebuild systems from scratch in your recovery. If you choose to pay the ransom, we can use the decryptor provided by the attacker to decrypt your systems. We cannot verify nor promise recovery using the ransom decryptor the attackers provide after you pay the ransom.
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