Ransomware Resilience Assessment (RRA)

Secure your business with Secura's Ransomware Resilience Assessment. We identify vulnerabilities to ransomware attacks, provide actionable advice, and bolster your defenses across people, process, and technology. Start enhancing your cybersecurity today.

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How vulnerable is your organization to a ransomware attack?

Most organizations are highly dependent on information technology to enable their daily operation and fulfill their mission. A successful ransomware attack can bring those operations to a grinding halt. Sensitive data can also be stolen and leaked in double extortion attacks.

Secura’s Ransomware Resilience Assessment (RRA) shows you exactly how vulnerable your organization is to ransomware attacks and provides actionable advice on how you can improve your ransomware resilience.

Table of contents:

  1. The rise and risk of Ransomware
  2. The Ransomware Resilience Assessment to raise your cyber resilience
  3. Related services that are relevant to raise your ransomware resilience even more

The rise and risk of Ransomware

In the last decade, ransomware has evolved from a nuisance for individuals to an existential threat for most organizations. The prevalence of ransomware attacks can be explained by cybercrime economics, as ransomware attacks result in substantial profit margins without a significant risk of apprehension. As long as the incentives to perform ransomware attacks continue to outweigh the risks for cybercriminals, the threat of ransomware is expected to increase in number and in size.


How does a Ransomware Attack work?

A ransomware attack can start with an untargeted infection of an individual system with commodity malware. The access to infected systems within an organization's networks can be sold multiple times in the cybercrime underground by initial access brokers. The value of initial access to networks varies depending on factors such as the privileges that have been obtained and the revenue of the organizations involved.

The level of access can first be expanded and ultimately monetized by encrypting files on all compatible assets in an organization's IT infrastructure by a ransomware group or affiliate. Many ransomware groups specifically target critical business processes through double extortion by targeting the availability of mission-critical systems and confidentiality of sensitive data to impose the maximum costs on organizations.

A Ransomware Resilience Assessment (RRA)

Secura has developed a client-centered and risk-based methodology to assess how vulnerable organizations are to ransomware attacks and to provide actionable advice to raise their cyber resilience. The Ransomware Resilience Assessment consists of a tightly integrated combination of security services that are part of a holistic approach that takes people, process, and technology into account.


The human factor can be the weakest link in an organization's security, but it can also act as the first layer of defense against ransomware attacks. In the Ransomware Resilience Assessment, your employees' awareness is assessed through a controlled (simulated) phishing attack. Based on our extensive experience, we have developed various realistic phishing scenarios. The phishing simulation provides a measurable and repeatable way to determine how employees' awareness contributes to the organization's overall ransomware resilience. Through the assessment, we also offer guidance to employees on how they can recognize and report phishing e-mails in the future.


To assess your organization's resilience against ransomware, Secura’s experts will ascertain how your business-critical processes are entwined with IT/OT assets and how they depend on the broader IT/OT environment. We will assess your cybersecurity maturity to provide clear insight into your current maturity scoring. The assessment builds on a ransomware-specific profile of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework and covers each of the stages of dealing with an attack: identify, protect, detect, respond and recover. Our Ransomware Resilience Assessment shows you the gaps to attain the desired maturity level.


Secura continuously monitors the tactics, techniques, and procedures that ransomware groups leverage to target organizations, and we apply the same modus operandi in our ransomware resilience penetration tests. By looking at your IT infrastructure through the lens of ransomware threat actors, we can provide you with actionable advice to cost-effectively defend mission-critical assets against the attack paths that pose the highest risks in ransomware attacks.

The scope of the penetration tests in the Ransomware Resilience Assessment includes the whole IT/OT infrastructure that supports an organization’s business processes. We can test your IT/OT infrastructure, whether it is on-premises, in the cloud of your choice, or a mixture of both.

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Ransomware Resilience Assessement

Fact Sheet of our Ransomware Resilience Assessment service.


Tabletop Ransomware Crisis Management

Fact Sheet of our Tabletop Crisis Management Workshop.



How resilient is your organization towards a Ransomware attack? Contact our Ransomware Security Principal, Paul Pols by filling in the form below. Together, we will look at the opportunities to make your organization more resilient to a possible Ransomware attack.

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Applications and systems are usually part of a chain of information processing systems. In the highly interactive threat modeling workshop with developers, architects, business owners, and other stakeholders, Secura helps to identify possible threats per component and interface. Potential threats include but go beyond ransomware. The workshop raises security awareness and collaboration amongst the stakeholders and can help them structurally identify risks that may otherwise remain hidden.

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Raising employee cybersecurity awareness is the first step to improving ransomware resilience. But psychology shows us that there is a gap between awareness and behavior. Secura’s behavior review assesses the three components of effectuating behavioral change in your employees: motivation, opportunity, and ability. The results of this assessment allow you to optimize your approach to stimulate behavioral change that raises the ransomware resilience of your organization.


Secura is a leading cybersecurity expert. Our customers range from government and healthcare to finance and industry worldwide. Secura offers technical services, such as vulnerability assessments, penetration testing and red teaming. We also provide certification for IoT and industrial environments, as well as audits, forensic services and awareness training. Our goal is to raise your cyber resilience.

Secura is a Bureau Veritas company. Bureau Veritas (BV) is a publicly listed company specialized in testing, inspection and certification. BV was founded in 1828, has over 80.000 employees and is active in 140 countries. Secura is the cornerstone of the cybersecurity strategy of Bureau Veritas.