While there is no simple way of addressing ransomware entirely, there are number of measures that all
organisations can take to help spot and mitigate the risk and spread of such an attack. LepideAuditor offers
probably the easiest, fastest (and most cost effective) means of spotting and reacting to potential
ransomware attacks on your Windows File Servers or NetApp Filers. While there are many preventative
ways Lepide can help with ransomware, this document takes a focus on the detection and response of such
a threat.
Detect and alert on potential ransomware threats
Our threshold alerting capability enables organisations to detect and alert on bulk changes made to files
and folders. For example, we enable you to create alerts based on trends that could indicate the start of aransomware attack. Essentially, we use three criteria to define our alerts:

1. Number of instances of the event 2. Event Type 3. Time Lapsed

In the context of ransomware this would enable us to track and alert on file modification, or failed
modification attempts. For example we would send you an alert if we spot X number of Y events over Z
period of time.
All our alerts are real time and are delivered either to a LiveFeed to the Lepide Dashboard, via email or
directly to any Apple or Android enabled mobile device.

Dealing with the threat
Our threshold alerting also offers you the option to automatically run a script triggered by the conditions
specified within the alert. It supports all common scripting languages and enables you to automate anything
you specify. For example, in the context of ransomware you may want a script to execute the following
– Disable a user account
– Change firewall configuration settings
– Stop a specific process
– Shut the server down

How we do it
LepideAuditor, in the specific context of detecting ransomware, is designed for Windows File Servers and
NetApp filers within your organisation. It requires a small, unobtrusive agent to be installed on the server
itself and typically installs in under 10 minutes. It will require an instance of SQL Server to be in place to run.
Immediately upon installation, specify the alerts and reports you need and then everything is set.
What to do next
If you’d like to know more contact us via the details below – we can take you through a demo to show you
how it works in action. Alertatively, more information is available at www.lepide.com

Original Article by : Lepide 


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