Incident detection and response is the process of finding attackers in your IT infrastructure, monitoring or determining their activity, containing the threat and removing attackers or any viruses from your systems. When the European Union enacted the General Data Protection Regulation, which protects the personal data of EU citizens regardless of the geographical location of the organization using the data, companies all over the globe had to ensure they were prepared for cyber-attacks. If companies were not compliant with the GDPR, then they could not do business with any citizens or businesses based in the EU. To be compliant, data must be protected. Therefore, being able to immediately and effectively respond to incidents or threats of a data breach became of utmost importance.
Ransomware is exactly what it sounds like! It is a type of malicious software that, once installed, blocks access to a computer system until a sum of money is paid. All businesses and individuals are at risk to a ransomware invasion. It can be introduced into your systems simply through clicking on a link or opening an encrypted file. And once introduced, the malware has access to all of your data. Therefore, protecting against ransomware is necessary. Here’s where to start.