Ransomwiz lets you test your security with simulated ransomware

Nyotron says it’s easy enough for even the most junior security employee to operate

Ransomwiz logo on black background

Nyotron, the producer of endpoint security systems, has announced a new online tool that allows security professionals to launch a ransomware attack on their own system safely. 

Named Ransomwiz, this new online tool will let security professionals test their systems with ransomware situations using various real-world tactics. 

Ransomware is a growing issue in the business world, as Verizon’s 2020 Data Breach Investigations Report found it to be the third most common malware attack. All told, ransomware accounts for 20% of malware breaches, making it a common and costly hack.  

According to Nyotron, Ransomwiz is easy to use, so even junior security personnel can run it without issue. All a user needs to do is choose a directory to encrypt and which ransomware program to run. Users can also overwrite options and more with Ransomwiz’s advanced customization features. 

"The battle against ransomware can only be faced head-on by giving enterprises the awareness and tools to first understand and then properly defend against these types of attacks," said Nir Gaist, founder and CTO of Nyotron. 

Gaist continued: "Before we announced RIPlace last year, we informed many vendors of the potential disaster that could occur. Unfortunately, almost a year after, most security products are still exposed to RIPlace, as well as to endless other techniques - which is why we felt the need to launch Ransomwiz and give security teams a way to do their own diligence and simulate attacks."

If Ransomwiz is right for you, you can access it at ransomwiz.gg.

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