How To Lock Down So Ransomware Doesn’t Lock You Out (Dark Reading)


Although they won’t protect against all threats, firewalls and other security tools designed to fortify the network perimeter play a critical role when protecting employees working from corporate-provisioned desktops sitting in the office behind the corporate firewall.

“Make sure your web gateway employs next-gen and frequently updated security layers,” suggests Stu Sjouwerman, founder and CEO of KnowBe4, adding, “make sure your firewall configuration is set to ensure no criminal network traffic is allowed out.”

“Continually watch for outbound command-and-control traffic destined for known bad hosts,” says Chris Whidden, Solution Engineer at eSentire. He recommends also setting rules to prevent “unknown binaries from being downloaded from the Internet.”