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5 Security Resolutions to Prevent a Ransomware Attack in 2020
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2/3/2020 | 2:42:44 AM
Nice Article
Definitely a curated piece of content. I'm working as a security testing freelancer and have several International clients by God's grace. Side by side I'm also working on a personal report based on security testing services. Your security testing blog is quite detailed so felt like asking for some help. Could you please suggest that whether adhering to the OWASP Top 10 safeguards the digital network architecture of a business ?
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duetqqip,
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12/21/2019 | 12:40:24 PM
Re: Deploy key technologies to close critical vectors
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sethblank,
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12/18/2019 | 7:05:06 PM
Deploy key technologies to close critical vectors
Thanks for the article, Shawn.

There's one crucial item missing from your list. 90+% of cyberattacks, including ransomware, begin from email. And there are well known technologies, such as SPF, DKIM, and especially DMARC, that prevent these abuses before they ever get in front of a user.

These solutions don't cover every scenario, but they cover the majority of the sources of the threats. We've seen in the real world that when an organization has DMARC in place, attackers simply move on to abuse other organizations instead of moving to more difficult vectors.

If you want to stop ransomware, deploy these open standards and you've reduced your threat surface by more than half. Then apply the rest of your recommendations to continue closing the gap.


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