Use Case: Ransomware

Protecting data during new ransomware attacks

The latest ransomware not only encrypts, but also 
extracts data – don’t let yours be extorted or sold

The Maze ransomware campaign brought the latest trend in ransomware warfare tactics to the forefront. Different than typical ransomware that simply encrypts the victim’s data, preventing access (causing downtime and lost productivity) while demanding a ransom payment by the victim in exchange for the decryption keys, Maze has raised the stakes, and others have followed suit. 

Today’s ransomware can exfiltrate sensitive data, giving attackers access to your data – not just locking it – escalating into a full data breach. 

When victimized organizations refuse to pay the ransom, the attackers publicly release the sensitive data online and extort the victims’ customers, thus upping the ante of their blackmailing campaign. We see increased pressure on victims to pay the ransom, as well as new illicit revenue streams from extorting the victims’ customers.  

The threat of exposure of intellectual property, customer sensitive data, and personally identifiable information turns ransomware incidents into true data breaches. But organizations shouldn’t need to choose between giving into extortion demands or maintaining the trust of customers and stakeholders by keeping data protected. 


Modernize your ransomware defense strategy with self-protecting data

Make Organizational Data Self-Protecting and Intelligent

Leverage multi-layer encryption and embedded policies to generate intelligent, self-protecting data. Define who can access the data, when, where, and how – even if exfiltrated through ransomware. 

Protect Data From Access On Infected Devices

Self-protecting data can sense the presence of endpoint protection solutions to keep your data off infected devices. 

Action Alerts and Intel From Other Platforms to Protect Data

Integration with SIEM, threat intelligence, and other technologies allows your data to gain awareness of current conditions to protect itself most appropriately. 

Ensure Data is Backed Up to Avoid Standard Ransom Demands

The availability of your data can’t easily be held for ransom if it’s backed up. By enabling self-protecting security in both primary and back-up instances, organizations protect against being victimized by ransomware.


Intelligent, self-protecting data is critical in the new wave of ransomware defense

Today’s organizations can empower their data to protect itself. By doing so, a ransomware infection can avoid being a catastrophic, headline-making incident. With Keyavi, data stays protected with a multi-layer encryption technology: unauthorized access attempts of any protective layer trigger the protection mechanisms of the surrounding layers. By defining and embedding policies directly into the data itself, this intelligent data can make real-time decisions based on where the data is being accessed, by whom, when, and how.