Corvus Insurance, a leading cyber insurance provider based in Artificial Intelligence (AI), announced yesterday the results of the first 20 weeks of version 2.0 of Corvus Scan. This new release provides tracking and notification for vulnerabilities Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP), which is the most common entry point for ransomware attacks, as well as other new ones possibilities. Corvus Insurance security scans led to a 65% reduction in ransomware reports.
In this year RSA security conference, Joel DeCapua, his special agent FBI, stated that 70-80% of all network breaches are caused by hackers on remote desktop servers exposed to the Internet. These violations then used by hackers to run their own businesses or sold in underground markets and forum.
Most businesses have cyber insurance to cover the cost of repairing the affected devices or paying a ransom in the event of an ransomware attack.
To reduce ransomware attack reports caused by exposed RDP servers and vulnerabilities Appliances, Corvus uses security scans. Corvus Scan is a "non-invasive security scan" that examines a client network for exposed RDP servers, device and server vulnerabilities, and public concerns.
The company then provides a report to the customer on the equipment to be secured, including the exposed RDP servers. As Corvus reported on BleepingComputer, every customer receives Corvus Scan findings along with detailed security recommendations.
According to Corvus, the percentage of reports of ransomware attacks has dropped by 65% since the release of Corvus Scan 2.0 last April. In addition, since the release of Corvus Scan 2.0, the company has signed or renewed several thousand cyber insurance contracts.
Scans will continue to be performed by the company every quarter, so that its customers receive alerts about the respective threats.
With security scans to visualize security vulnerabilities in a customer's network, not only is the risk of ransomware attack significantly reduced, but companies are also required to proactively strengthen their defenses.