Ransomware: Defense in Depth with VMware
Cyberattacks increased significantly in 2020, and ransomware is one of the most recurring and devastating attacks. Criminal enterprises using ransomware have collected billions of dollars from infected companies and individuals. The average attack results in companies spending hundreds of thousands of dollars to recover. This cost increases when enterprises pay the ransom. Ransomware attacks typically do not focus on a single industry and are common across all enterprises across the globe. In the United States, the government is now considering enforcing fines for enterprises paying ransoms to discourage the paying of ransom during a ransomware attack.
This paper uses a defense in depth approach and outlines the VMware components and solutions necessary to protect users working from anywhere as well as an organization’s resources in a private or public cloud.