Ransomware has quickly grown from an annoyance to a life-threatening problem plaguing organizations in all industries. Organizations should address the two most common attack vectors, open RDP on the internet and the human factor.
Knowing the common manipulative tactics – exploiting every emotional hot button (anxiety, uncertainty, urgency) – used in phishing is the first step to understanding how to identify and deflect them; and it requires a repetitive process.
The Information Society Forum (ISF) believes that human-centered security is the way forward. Security awareness thus must stay in tune with expected patterns of behavior and psychological realities.
Security awareness trainings and regular cyber attack simulations can help build a solid cyber security culture that stretches to every corner of the company.