Automated Detection & Remediation Stops Network Spread of Ransomware

Automated Detection & Remediation Stops Network Spread of Ransomware
July 27, 2016 Hagar

LOS ALTOS, Calif., and PALO ALTO, Calif., July 27, 2016 — LightCyber, a leading provider of Behavioral Attack Detection solutions, and Ayehu Software Technologies, a leading provider of enterprise Relevant Products/Services-grade automation and orchestration solutions for IT and cyber security incident response automation, today announced an integration between the LightCyber Magna platform and the agentless Ayehu eyeShare solution to both detect the attempted network spread of ransomware and automatically quarantine the affected computers, shutting down the attack.

A recent interagency report from multiple Federal government agencies, including the CIA, NSA and Department of Homeland Security, shows that since January 1, 2016, there have been over 4,000 reported ransomware incidents per day in the US, over three times the number of daily incidents reported in 2015. Businesses and organizations have been crippled by network outbreaks of ransomware. The Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center reportedly lost more than $100,000 per day and could not serve urgent medical needs due to an inability to perform such computationally-intensive services such as CT scans because of being locked down due to a ransomware infestation.

“Ransomware is a scourge on the life blood of businesses and vital services once it moves beyond a single infected computer to infect all computers and storage Relevant Products/Services devices on a network,” said David Thompson, senior director of product management, LightCyber. “LightCyber Magna detects targeted or opportunistic attempts to spread ransomware from a single computer across the network. With a new integration, Magna alerts eyeShare which can then automatically quarantine the infected computer.”

“Stopping the network spread of ransomware requires quick, decisive action based on accurate detection,” said Guy Nadivi, director of business development, North America, Ayehu Software Technologies. “Now a confirmed alert from Magna can trigger eyeShare to orchestrate an Automated Security Playbook policy designed for swift remediation that can stop the attempted network spread of ransomware in its tracks.”

The LightCyber Magna platform thwarts ransomware attacks by detecting:
• Communication from ransomware to command and control servers
• Encryption of files on network drives and file shares
• Reconnaissance and lateral movement activity in spreading ransomware across the network to other computers and storage devices
• Ransomware processes on hosts using LightCyber’s unique Pathfinder agentless endpoint Relevant Products/Services interrogation and the Magna Cloud Expert System for malware analysis
Once LightCyber Magna has detected a ransomware attack, it sends an alert to Ayehu eyeShare. Ayehu eyeShare can be configured to automatically isolate or quarantine the compromised machine to contain the attack and prevent network-wide damage.

LightCyber Magna and eyeShare from Ayehu Software Technologies are immediately available.

Webinar — “Defeat Ransomware and Ward Off Extortionists with LightCyber and Ayehu”
LightCyber and Ayehu Software Technologies will present a joint webinar Relevant Products/Services and demonstration on Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 12:00 noon Eastern (9:00 am Pacific). Registration for the webinar is available via the Ayehu website. Replays will be made available after the live webinar concludes.

About Ayehu Software Technologies

Ayehu provides IT Process Automation solutions for IT and Security professionals to identify and resolve critical incidents and enable rapid containment, eradication and recovery from cyber security breaches. Ayehu provides customers greater control over IT infrastructure Relevant Products/Services through automation. Ayehu solutions have been deployed by major enterprises worldwide, and currently support thousands of IT processes across the globe. Headquartered in Palo Alto, Calif., the company has additional offices in New York and Tel Aviv, Israel. For more information, visit the company’s website.

About LightCyber

LightCyber is a leading provider of Behavioral Attack Detection solutions that provide accurate and efficient security visibility into attacks that have slipped through the cracks of traditional security controls. The LightCyber Magna™ platform is the first security product to integrate user, network and endpoint context to provide security visibility into a range of attack activity. Founded in 2012 and led by world-class cyber security experts, the company’s products have been successfully deployed by top-tier customers around the world in industries including the financial, legal, telecom, government, media and technology sectors. For more information, please visit the company’s website or follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.