Ransomware Readiness Assessment


  • Prepare your organization for ransomware threats
  • Discover if your security controls can safeguard your data from ransomware
  • Evaluation of your organization’s current people, processes, and technology, while simulating adversary tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) in your environment.
  • Comprehensive security strategy to prepare for a ransomware attack, prevent compromise of systems, protect and isolate critical data, and enhance enterprise response capabilities

Top Outcomes & Benefits

  • Maturity – Identify key weaknesses and strengths in ransomware defense capabilities and controls.
  • Recover Faster – Improve Incident Response. Minimize downtime. Restore to most recent clean state with just a few clicks.
  • Operational Efficiency - Recognize deficiencies in the management of ransomware tasks
  • Strategy – Prioritized highly actionable recommendations to further strengthen your readiness and guidance to mitigate future ransomware attacks

Base Tier Methodology

Premier Tier Methodology

Focus Areas

Examples of Areas Evaluated

  • Backup process assessment including backup of data on systems (desktop and laptops), servers, and critical configuration files
  • Business Continuity – BCP testing and evidence of testing
  • Disaster recovery planning and proof of a working DR plan
  • Malware and Ransomware detection and quarantine capabilities review
  • Network and firewall assessment, including traffic monitoring
  • Event monitoring – server and endpoint
  • Endpoint security and encryption assessment, including response solutions
  • User training on ransomware
  • Incident response processes, tools, and plan review

Table Top Exercise

  • Working through mock scenarios to identify gaps and test your people, processes, and technology
  • Validate that ransomware response procedures will work
  • Verify processes into Playbooks
  • Conducted in a highly engaging and interactive format, our Ransomware Tabletop Exercises ensure maximum participation and highly relevant output, and constructive discussions
  • Confirm communication processes upon learning of the attack
  • Verify that essential systems, applications, files, databases and other resources are protected
  • Deliverable: Objective analysis of the exercise and provide a formal document which includes response plan gaps and shortfalls

Ransomware Incident Simulation

  • Simulate lateral movement using common Ransomware techniques
    • Simulation starts from one or multiple machines
  • Test segmentation between networks to determine if ransomware can spread to other environments, such as:
    • Manufacturing and plant (OT) networks
    • Backup infrastructure networks
    • Retail networks
    • Other secure networks
  • Test for accessible file shares which could be accessed by ransomware
  • Simulate ransomware encryption behavior by using a custom, non-destructive ransomware emulation tool to mimic file encryption
  • Review organization’s response capabilities
  • Emulates real Tactics, Techniques, & Procedures (TTP)
  • Mapped to MITRE ATT&CKTM
  • Supports all types of networks and workloads: containers, public and private clouds