Kaseya Ransomware Attack Has Led To A Windfall For ThreatLocker: CEO Danny Jenkins
ThreatLocker co-founder and CEO Danny Jenkins says his company experienced record sales growth in July in the wake of the Kaseya ransomware attack and is adding 60,000 new seats a month to its application whitelisting solution.
How effective is ThreatLocker at stopping ransomware like the recent Kaseya attack?
ThreatLocker stops it dead. Kaseya had a vulnerability. People got into Kaseya because of that vulnerability. If the MSPs had whitelisted, the bad guys would have gotten into Kaseya but they wouldn’t have been able to push out the ransomware. It is very, very effective at stopping ransomware.
What specifically did you see in terms of bad guys pushing out ransomware the weekend of the Kaseya attack?
We saw 45 cases over the weekend of the Kaseya attack. … We typically see about 10 cases a week of someone getting into an RMM [remote monitoring and management] and trying to push ransomware to our clients, and we are stopping it.
How vulnerable are these MSP platforms to ransomware?
There are vulnerabilities in software and any MSP platform is subject to that. You have seen them throughout every single platform at this point. The problem is when they have these vulnerabilities they then get exploited and used against them.