10.05.20
Corvus Team

RDP Deep Dive: #1 Ransomware Attack Vector & What Brokers Need to Know

 

Top Threats to Remote Desktop Protocols

Lauren Winchester, VP of Smart Breach Response, and Elizabeth Cookson, Director of Incident Response at Coveware, a leading ransomware incident response firm, discuss securing the most common ransomware attack vector - Remote Desktop Protocol - including how Corvus reduced ransomware claims by 65% through RDP detection.

  • What is RDP and how does it relate to ransomware?

  • What kinds of businesses are targeted by RDP and what does the typical attack look like?

  • How does Corvus help policyholders prevent attacks through RDP?

  • How can my clients properly secure RDP?

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