Cisco Ransomeware Attack Exposes Network Vulnerabilities

August 16, 2022

Cisco, one of the biggest IT and networking brands, has recently been victimized by a ransomware attack. A compromised employee account gave the ransomware group Yanluowang access to the Cisco’s entire network and resulted in data being breached.

Attacks like these can be devastating on many fronts, whether that’s cost, insurance or even for the company’s security reputation. For instance, according to IBM, the cost of a company data breach is at an all time high at 4.35 million. This is why now more than ever, it’s vital to build resilient cyber infrastructure and harden firewall policies to enforce strict network segmentation.

Network Perception makes this easy with our light-weight, desktop platform NP-View. NP-View allows users to verify network segmentation and have instant visibility by automatically constructing the network’s topology. This in turn ensures compliance and helps you prioritize which vulnerabilities to address first. Keeping your critical infrastructure completely secure is unrealistic. Being proactive and ready to assess, respond and recover is not.