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Mandiant Helps Organizations Measure Their Ability to Prevent Specific Ransomware Attacks

Feb 15, 2022
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New Mandiant Advantage Ransomware Defense Validation offering gives security leaders a continuous, safe and quantifiable look at their ability to prevent specific ransomware families, including at which stage they failed or succeeded 

RESTON, Va., Feb. 15, 2022 – Mandiant, Inc. (NASDAQ: MNDT), the leader in dynamic cyber defense and response, today announced the general availability of Ransomware Defense Validation within the Mandiant Advantage platform.  

Ransomware attacks have grown significantly over the last few years and any organization – regardless of size or industry – can become a target. In fact, from 2019 to 2021, Mandiant experts saw ransomware activity roughly double. To address this rapidly evolving issue, Mandiant Advantage Ransomware Defense Validation leverages Mandiant’s industry-leading threat intelligence, ransomware re-configuration capabilities, and automated validation infrastructure to provide security leaders with evidence whether their organizations are able to prevent specific ransomware attacks. 

“The frequency and proliferation of ransomware is accelerating, and without the right resources in place, organizations of all sizes and industries are struggling to know whether they are prepared for a ransomware attack,” said Mike Armistead, Senior Vice President, Mandiant Advantage Products at Mandiant. “Ransomware Defense Validation enables organizations to quickly understand and measure whether their security controls can prevent specific ransomware attacks and multifaceted extortion campaigns.”

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Ransomware Preparedness Via Intelligence-led Validation

Daily headlines highlight victims of increasingly frequent and widespread ransomware attacks as threat actors continue to evolve tactics to make their operations more efficient and effective. And even with the arrests Russian officials made last month of a group of high-profile cybercriminals in an effort to take action against the ransomware problem, Mandiant has not observed a subsequent decline in these operations overall. 

Ransomware Defense Validation counters this reality by curating the most critical ransomware threats Mandiant’s experts are seeing on the frontlines and repurposing them so that organizations can automatically, continuously, and safely test their defenses against ransomware families like CONTI, a group that publicized the theft of data from more than 500 organizations in 2021, along with other prolific threats like MOUNTLOCKER, RYUK, and SODINOKIBI. Collectively these families accounted for some of the most active ransomware at incidents that Mandiant responded to in 2021. Information on ransomware families is updated on a regular basis to stay current with the attacks most prevalent in the industry. Further, not only are organizations able to test their ability to prevent these ransomware attacks, they are also able to see in a quantifiable, live dashboard the stages in which the ransomware would have failed or succeeded.

Industry-leading Mandiant threat intelligence and expertise drive dynamic solutions that help organizations develop more effective programs and instill confidence in their cyber readiness.

To learn more about Ransomware Defense Validation and the other available modules within Mandiant Advantage, including Attack Surface Management, Automated Defense, Threat Intelligence, and Security Validation.

About Mandiant, Inc.

Since 2004, Mandiant® has been a trusted partner to security-conscious organizations. Effective security is based on the right combination of expertise, intelligence, and adaptive technology, and the Mandiant Advantage SaaS platform scales decades of frontline experience and industry-leading threat intelligence to deliver a range of dynamic cyber defense solutions. Mandiant’s approach helps organizations develop more effective and efficient cyber security programs and instills confidence in their readiness to defend against and respond to cyber threats. 

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