As an IT solutions firm with technical capabilities in computer systems security, Xieles Support will help you resolve any malware problems, if you experience any form of malware attack, contact us and we’ll help you solve the problems.
Below are key areas we can help you against Petya malware and other ransomware:
As earlier stated, antivirus software might be a first aid precaution; but they may fail to detect encrypting ransomware payload. This is especially when a new version of the ransomware (like the Petya variant) has been unleashed and your antivirus program hasn’t been upgraded to recognize the level of threat it poses yet. In this case, the encryption may be already underway or even completed before the antivirus system can take actions.
We advise all our clients and also help them create and update necessary backup’s offline to ensure the malware cannot reach such files and recovery can be easy to access. We also ensure we help our clients update their security software to the current version that is capable of holding off the ransomware from propagating itself on the network. As you focus on your primary duty at work, we also focus on your computer security needs and ensure we notify you in time for the latest updates available for your security software.
Aside prevention measures against malwares, we help our clients during a malware attack, as we quickly help you contain it from spilling over to the other systems in your network. This control covers protection at initial stages and regular monitoring of your computer systems, for early detection of any red flags. Early detection will ensure immediate necessary actions are taken before any real damage is done. Under infection control, we ensure prompt investigation of any suspected breach area and quickly quarantine such system from others in the network, when it has been confirmed to be compromised.
In a situation where Petya cyber-attack could not be prevented, the next headache will be on how to recover critical data and files. Our disaster recovery service at Xieles Support entails that we get your vital technology infrastructure that supports you critical business activities. This service ensures your business continues to run while the disaster is managed.
Often times, it is the aim of malware creators that you not only lose your critical data files, but also that your business cripples and eventually grants to a halt. For the disaster recovery to be effective there should have been a disaster recovery plan put in place beforehand.
The amount invested in such control measures is nothing compared to what your business stands to lose if all your critical data were to be wiped out irrecoverably. Available records show that about 43% of businesses that lose critical data never operate again, while about 29% eventually fold up within two years of resuming business.
A contingency basically refers to the plan put in place to manage a possible disaster with no definitive certainty about when it will occur. The Wannacry and the Petya ransomware both took everyone by surprise when they occurred. There were hardly warning signs and even though experts might have considered the possibility of them happening, no one could have stated exactly when it was going to happen.
At Xieles Support, as professional in systems and network security with a wealth of experience, we ensure our clients are well protected against these attacks that not only cause damage but mops up resources and wastes time. We are prepared if any such emergency occurs and we know the right thing to do during a malware breakout. One contingency measure we employ is the enabling of an incident response platform. This platform is designed to enable your team respond quickly to malware attacks like Petya. With a set of sequential actions specific to ransomware attacks, your team will be trained on how to detect and analyze such attack faster. They will also be provided with a set of containment actions such as blocking of the communication over port, isolation of the infected system, disengaging shared drives, and other such actions.