Posted by Amanda at Varay on Jun 30, 2017 3:00:07 AM

Client description

Our client is a midsize healthcare organization.

The challenge

Though we’ve served this client in the past, they were not using our services when they were attacked with ransomware.


Ransomware is an increasingly common type of malicious software that threatens both individuals and businesses.

Basically, the attacker sneaks in past antivirus defenses and seizes control of data on a computer or network. They leave a virtual ransom note with payment instructions and a legitimate threat to compromise or delete the data unless they’re paid by the deadline.

People and businesses lose irreplaceable data to ransomware everyday. The healthcare industry is seeing a marked rise in ransomware attacks in the U.S.

We’re happy to say we’ve won back their business in the aftermath of the attack, as they want the best defense against future malware.

Our solution

The really scary part is that antivirus software doesn’t seem to slow down ransomware. It can creep in quietly and move around, hiding and changing to avoid detection.

So Varay uses a multi-tiered approach to defending this client against future ransomware attacks.


The most important service we provide in the defense against ransomware, however, is our continuous intrusion monitoring.

We set up complex systems and a highly skilled team that can identify any suspicious behavior that sneaks past antivirus software.

We also set up the following defenses:

  • A solid firewall to block unauthorized IP addresses from accessing their files

  • Strong passwords that can’t be deduced or guessed

  • Training so employees can spot suspicious activity, texts, emails, and links

The results

With an expert team and current systems in place, our client is able to continue serving their own healthcare clients with confidence and secure data.

They now have:

  • Peace of mind

  • Security compliance

  • A proactive system and team monitoring for intrusion

Varay can protect your business from ransomware

Your data belongs to you. We can help you keep it out of hackers’ greedy hands.

Topics: security, healthcare IT, ransomware, cybersecurity, case studies