How Advanced Threat Protection Technology Safeguards Against...

How Advanced Threat Protection Technology Safeguards Against Ransomware

Gov CIO Outlook | Friday, April 29, 2022

Nobody is ever completely immune to constantly evolving cyber-threats, but with awareness of the concerns and these new technologies at their disposal, public sector organizations may rest confident that the dangers they face can be mitigated.

FREMONT, CA: Hackers are continuously devising new ways to break security safeguards to steal money and sensitive information. Every organization faces a 2021 threat, but the public sector is particularly vulnerable. There is no industry more vulnerable to hostile assaults than the public sector, from the current discussion over prohibiting ransomware to the worldwide turmoil following the Solarwinds attack of 2020. Consequently, its executives must grasp and embrace the only things that can protect against cyber-attacks—effective technology and cybersecurity preparation.

People in authority need to understand the current cybersecurity technologies and how they operate in the public sector. Consequently, organizations will be able to make better decisions about which solutions to employ and why. The public sector is progressively confronted with a growing number of cybersecurity concerns.

Ransomware is a significant concern, and it's growing more prevalent than ever before. Due to a patchwork of old technology and operating systems across healthcare, education, and local and central government, the public sector is particularly vulnerable to this attack. If a threat is detected, Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) may be able to shut off access to certain areas of the network to protect the entire network. Having a security guard in each 'room' of the system is like having a personal bodyguard.

A social-engineering attack can take advantage of this to gain access from the outside. As the name suggests, these are assaults on human beings rather than system weaknesses, such as deceiving people to allow access to the system or transfer money.

Malware can be protected in a sandbox as well. To ensure the safety of the entire network, sandboxing is an essential aspect of ATP, which uses an isolated portion of the network to 'test' any new, suspicious code. If the code contains malware or other security issues, the damage is contained within the sandbox and cannot spread. Each suspicious action can be transformed into a signature to strengthen your security posture and reduce risk. No one is safe from an attack, not even the most well-known organizations like a local council or the Ministry of

Defense. Because of this, it is sandboxing dangerous code is a valuable tool for public sector organizations.

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