Ransomware


What is It?

In 2012, a new form of cyber criminal emerged.  The scam was to access a company network and plant malware that would lock up the file server and deny access to any company files until a ransom was paid in a new type of currency - Bitcoin.  Once paid, the files were unlocked and able to be accessed.

 

In later years the threats became more seious - release of company data including customer files and disclosure of a ransomeware attack, thus damaging the company's reputation.

 

How Is it Done?

Criminals use a technique called phishing.  In 2020, over 60% of ransomware attacks were initiated using this method.  The targets are employees. Using email, the employees are tricked into clicking on a link, opening an attachment, or going to a fake website, made to look like a real company site like Amazon or Verizon, where they are coaxed to provide passwords and other sensitive information.

 

Solutrix and KnowBe4

Solutrix has partnered with KnowBe4, the largest security awareness firm in the US with 35,000 customers.  We use their exclusive security awareness traning and phishing simulation platform to identify phish-prone employees and then train them to identify and report suspicious email.

 

The Program

1) Baseline Testing

We provide baseline testing to assess the Phish-Prone™ percentage of your users through a free simulated phishing attack.

2) Train Your Users

The world’s largest library of security awareness training content; including interactive modules, videos, games, posters and newsletters. Automated training campaigns with scheduled reminder emails.

3) Phish Your Users

Best-in-class, fully automated simulated phishing attacks, thousands of templates with unlimited usage, and community phishing templates.

4) See the Results

Enterprise-strength reporting, showing stats and graphs for both training and phishing, ready for management. Show the great ROI!