4 ways to thwart Ransomware in Windows 10

Windows 10 Fall 2017 (version 1709) has introduced some excellent new features for protecting against ransomware. Using Windows Defender the big 4 features are Exploit Protection, Attack Surface Reduction (formerly EMET), Network Protection and Controlled Folder Access. Together they mount for formidable defense. But… There’s a big caveat in this whole protection scheme. You must […]

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What are “Good Backups” when it comes to Ransomware?

I’ve been responding to multiple ransomware outbreaks for clients, and there’s something I’ve been noticing: having backups isn’t enough. They have to be “good” and that deserves some explaining. – A domain joined system with a “backup” share isn’t going to cut it. It will quickly be compromised. – An external drive that remains attached […]

Featured on Microsoft MVP Friday Five

Amy’s blog post about the ransomware prevention kit updates has selected for Microsoft special all female edition of the the MVP Friday Five. <meta http-equiv=”refresh” content=”0; URL=/amy.babinchak?qsefr=1&_fb_noscript=1″ /> This is a good blog to read on a regular basis. It features the best and brightest in IT each Friday. Microsoft features 5 female MVPs on their Friday […]

Get into Susan Bradley’s Ransomware Prevention Class 4

Susan Bradley, co-author of the Ransomware Prevention Kit and Enterprise Security MVP, is holding a class on ransomware prevention for Penton. http://windowsitpro.com/ransomware-fighting-back?promo=UM_17424&utm_rid=CPMIN000007856887&utm_campaign=79569&utm_medium=email&elq2=bbb93dcf081e47d6a2f884f667d3e5a5 Course Agenda: Session 1: Network Protection Techniques for Ransomware – 11am ET File Resource Manager and Group Policy are just a few of the network protection techniques you can use to assist in […]

Ransomware Prevention Kit updates 5

It’s that time again. Back in August we published updates to the Kit that included updated GPO’s, Resources, De-cryption keys, FSRM list, and a sample fake ransomware. Today I’ll be updating the kit to include an updated GPO deployment powershell script that was contributed by Robert Pearman, a new video series called Ransomware Bites, by […]