In response to a recent attack against Hackney Council, and after observing a recent and sudden increase in ransomware attacks across the globe, and in every vertical, “SecurityHQ’s Zero Trust x40” is a list of simple, inexpensive and common-sense mitigations that seek to break the adversarial tactics required to successfully orchestrate an enterprise wide ransomware attack, including Initial Access, Privilege Escalation, Lateral Movement and Exfiltration.

This paper includes:

40 recommendations to help organisations safeguard against threats, both future and current.
Reasonings behind each recommendation, with real-life examples and analysis of recent ransomware threats.
An exploration of the cruciality of “asymmetrical warfare” and an evaluation of the future threat landscape.