As ransomware actors have gained in experience and sophistication, they’ve adopted new tactics. Before encrypting your data, they exfiltrate it. This way, they can make you pay twice–first for an encryption key, and second, an extortion fee to prevent the attacker from publishing your sensitive data.
Data security encompasses the principles and practice of ensuring legitimate access and preventing unauthorized access to data to preserve the cybersecurity triad of confidentiality, integrity, and access (CIA). A data security platform that enables you to discover, classify, and protect your sensitive data can stop a ransomware attacker from data exfiltration and limit your exposure to extortion.
Read my TechTarget article “Data security as a layer in defense in depth against ransomware” to learn more.