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Protecting yourself from holiday-season DDoS attacks

Denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks tend to increase during the holiday season

While distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks happen all year round, the holidays are one of the most popular times and where some of the most high-profile attacks occur.

Learn how to protect your organization from ransomware, a type of cyberthreat where attackers demand monetary ransom for stolen data or critical infrastructure.

Ransomware attacks have become increasingly common and sophisticated, and there is an entire underground economy created around selling expertise and tools.

Ransomware evolves quickly and is split into two major categories:

  • Commodity ransomware
  • Human-operated ransomware

When developing a mitigation strategy, consider every stage of a ransomware attack

  • Initial compromise
  • Escalation
  • Exfiltration
  • Ransom  

Follow best practices, such as:

  • Building a security culture
  • Preparing a recovery plan
  • Investing in comprehensive ransomware prevention solutions

Microsoft offers holistic prevention, detection and response, and disruption of the ransomware economy to protect against ransomware attacks.

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