Resources and White Papers

Resources and White Papers

White Papers

White Papers

Ransomware: Defense in Depth with VMware

Ransomware: Defense in Depth with VMware

APRIL 8, 2021 — Cyberattacks increased significantly in 2020, and ransomware is one of the most recurring and devastating attacks. Criminal enterprises using ransomware have collected billions of dollars from infected companies and individuals. The average attack results in companies spending hundreds of thousands of dollars to recover. This cost increases when enterprises pay the ransom.

With offerings such as ransomware as a service, it is easier to sabotage an organization by encrypting their systems and data, and deleting or encrypting the organization’s backups to negate an established recovery strategy.

In this white paper, VMware documents solutions by incorporating the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) controls specific to protect, detect and respond functions contained in the NIST Cybersecurity Framework. These controls are further detailed in the NIST SP 1800 series of documents that address data integrity. This paper uses a defense-in-depth approach and outlines the VMware components and solutions necessary to protect users working from anywhere as well as an organization’s resources in a private or public cloud.

Download the white paper.