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5 Ways to Cut Down Wiper Malware

Each and every technology innovation has its own pros and cons. Though some are more likely to benefit at an enterprise level, others can also leave some loopholes for adversaries to leverage. With the growing rage of technology, hackers or cyber adversaries are also exploring ways to change their attack tactics. In this article at TechRepublic, Michael Kassner talks about some tips to counter wiper malware that is highly dangerous to the health of your software systems or data.

The Effect:

A wiper malware is believed to destroy actual backup copies of system software or data. It can easily overwrite the master boot records and target the organization’s data files that might contain several confidential and important information. Thus, the existence or penetration of wiper malware in any organization network is very unsafe. Here are some ways to mitigate it:

Cybersecurity Incident Response Plan (CSIRP)

In situations when you need a rapid response, CSIRPs can play a vital role as they have clearly defined roles and responsibilities at an individual level. Thus, decision-making is faster and response time is very less.

Cybersecurity-aware Business Continuity Plan

Every organization must have a continuity plan for disaster recovery. To do so, they must run a backup infrastructure, separate it from the existing network and use different secure username and passwords for access.

Risk-based Patch Management Program

Periodic update of the existing enterprise software is a must. However, applying software patches can make the network vulnerable and put you at risk of attack.

Network and User Segregation

This is not an easy task. However, intent-based networks can be applied to execute this task. Different users for different computing systems and restriction of privileged access on regular servers can help you achieve this objective.

Cybersecurity Technology Stack

To become completely cyber-secure, it is essential that you use a stack of different technologies and not rely on a single cybersecurity technology.

To read the original article in full, visit the following link: https://www.techrepublic.com/article/5-steps-to-mitigating-wiper-malware/

Priyanka Chakraborty

Priyanka Chakraborty is a content specialist, currently a part of CAI Info India. She holds diverse experience in content writing spanning domains like Information Technology, Digital Marketing, Social Media, Content Marketing, Nutrition, Health & Fitness, Photography, Website Design, Career Advancement, etc. In the past, she has worked with the leading job portal of India, Naukri.com, and then moved on to a UK-based online education company, Shaw Academy, before joining CAI India. A writer by day and a reader by night, she loves to explore her creative instincts further in art and painting.

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