Business Continuity Management / Disaster Recovery , COVID-19 , Endpoint Security

Analysis: Securing RDP to Prevent Ransomware Attacks

Also: Three COVID-19 Scenarios; Why Use PIN to Pay?
Analysis: Securing RDP to Prevent Ransomware Attacks
In a study of RDP ports exposed to the internet in April, McAfee found the biggest overall exposure in China and the U.S., followed distantly by Germany, the Netherlands, Brazil, Japan, the U.K., Russia, France and South Korea.

The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report discusses securing Remote Desktop Protocol to prevent ransomware attacks.

In this report, you'll hear (click on player beneath image to listen):

  • ISMG's Mathew Schwartz provide an overview of ransomware risk mitigation methods;
  • Disaster recovery expert Regina Phelps describe three ways the COVID-19 pandemic is likely to play out;
  • Randy Vanderhoof of the Secure Technology Alliance on why we're still using PINs at the checkout counter.

The ISMG Security Report appears on this and other ISMG websites on Fridays. Don't miss the May 1 and May 8 editions, which respectively discuss ransomware's costly impact and the contact tracing conundrum.

Theme music for the ISMG Security Report is by Ithaca Audio under a Creative Commons license.

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