“On average, more than 4,000 ransomware attacks have occurred daily since January 1, 2016. This is a 300-percent increase over the approximately 1,000 attacks per day seen in 2015.” — U.S. Department of Justice
Use Case: Ransomware
Ransomware is not a new story, but it is a continually evolving one. While variants and methods of delivery have changed, one thing remains constant: organizations recognize the importance of implementing a protection and prevention solution – one with the ability to identify and stop ransomware before encryption of valuable assets takes place.
Full Visibility for Rapid Identification:
The Cynet 360 Advanced Threat Detection and Response platform identifies ransomware before it causes damage to the organization. Cynet:
- Provides full visibility across endpoints, files, users and the network
- Enables the use of decoy files to lure threatening items out into the open
- Quickly identifies and tracks ransomware at the beginning of its cycle
Auto-remediation for Peace-of-Mind:
When the Cynet 360 platform identifies ransomware, it automatically remediates the threatening item, stopping the process before files or drives are encrypted. Once the platform kills the ransomware, it verifies no other associated threats remain.
With Cynet 360, your security team can easily monitor, prioritize and respond to ransomware – and other threats – before they strike, which is crucial to keep business running smoothly.
4 STEPS TO RISK RANKING
The Cynet security platform correlates and analyzes indicators across all fronts of the organization – networks, files, users and endpoints – to establish risk-ranking and hone in on previously unidentified threats.
Establishment of a Baseline
Cynet begins by collecting and then scanning indicators, assessing organizational traffic to define a baseline. These indicators are then used to establish a risk ranking, showing the severity of behavioral anomalies.
Correlation of Indicators
The risk rankings are established following the correlation of indicators across the 4 layers of protection – files, networks, users and endpoints. The indicators are filtered through Cynet’s correlation engine, which checks for anomalies including network configuration changes; suspicious changes in endpoints between scans; system file modifications; suspicious registry changes and other flag-raising activities. Decoys can also be applied for users, files and servers.
Vetting against Security Intelligence
Potential threats are then vetted against Cynet’s security intelligence module, where they are tested against dozens of anti-virus and anti-malware engines, threat reports and zero-day intelligence files. Threats identified as absolute threats are flagged and alerts issued.
Inspection for Behavior Analysis
Items still appearing suspicious but not yet determined threats are then put through a static and if needed dynamic (sandbox) inspection. Within the sandbox, the file is executed in the context of the original scenario from which the file was found, indicators are collected during and after execution, including binary files and dependencies, such as DLLs. With this information, malicious behavior can be detected, identifying even difficult to uncover threats.
Cynet – the Total Security Platform
Today organizations must protect and detect on multiple fronts – files, networks, endpoints and users. A comprehensive platform, in which each front is investigated as part of the whole – is essential to achieving true organizational security.
Cynet analyzes files for threats that bypass the security perimeter, infiltrating corporate systems and data files. Attackers piggy-back on the vulnerabilities they discover in files, or in the software that is used to create or open a file, using these weaknesses to insert malicious code into the system.
Cynet exposes attacks on the network such as malicious IP addresses and botnets, password-based attacks, modification of network and server configurations, Denial-of-Service attacks and man-in-the-middle and compromised key attacks. Resulting service outages from these threats result in downtime, lost productivity and brand damage.
Cynet tracks user activities to create a baseline of typical user scenarios including working hours, file access, server access and typical network traffic. User behavior is monitored to uncover anomalies which can hint at attacks geared toward Intellectual Property theft, sabotage of IT systems, fraud, espionage or accidental insider threats.
Cynet scans and monitors endpoints for indicators of compromise that circumvent prevention systems. The platform detects and remediates the spread of advanced malware, Ransomware and other signature-less threats on Windows and Linux endpoints, which are often the hidden doors for hackers looking to break into critical systems.