Ransomware is a form of malware that is specifically designed to block system access until a fee is paid, and ransomware attacks can impact any organization, regardless of size or sector. The costs of these attacks can be steep, and with the attacks growing ever more sophisticated, it's never been a more critical time to protect your business against them.
You need every possible advantage to ensure you're properly protected, including within your power infrastructure, which represents a potential point of entry for ransomware attacks. Critical power infrastructure is often an unexpected point of entry for attacks, but it has happened before, and any potential point of entry can be a significant risk that must be overcome.
So, how do you protect your business? One way is to use the Eaton Gigabit Network Card. It safeguards against possible ransomware attacks, transforming your Eaton UPS into an Enterprise IoT (Internet of Things) device with a focus on cybersecurity. It's the first UPS connectivity device to meet the UL 2900-1 cybersecurity standard, and here's how it works. Only essential services run on the network card, and all communication passing through it is encrypted and certificate-based; the firmware itself is also encrypted, so potential attackers cannot analyze its structure. The firmware file is signed, meaning it's impossible to apply altered or corrupted versions of the firmware to the card. For an additional security measure, access to the card requires authorization credentials, and all users are assigned role-based permissions based on their required level of access. All in all, this card does a lot to protect your business against ransomware attacks!
Your business's cybersecurity health is only as strong as its weakest link. Eaton's Gigabit Network Card can represent one of the strongest links in the chain of protection for your business. Ready to learn more? Contact your local Accu-Tech representative or view Eaton's page on our website.