AI-enhanced Defense Against Ransomware Within the Organization’s Architecture

Abstract: Ransomware is a type of revenue-generating tactic that cybercriminals utilize to improve their income. Businesses have spent billions of dollars recovering control of their resources, which may include confidential data, operational applications and models, financial transactions, and other information, as a result of malicious software. Ransomware can infiltrate a resource or device and restrict the owner from accessing or utilizing it. There are various obstacles that a business must overcome in order to avoid ransomware attacks. Traditional ransomware detection systems employ a static detection method in which a finite dataset is provided into the system and a logical check is performed to prevent ransomware attacks against the system. This was effective in the early stages of the internet, but the scenario of recent times is far more advanced, and as more and more cyber world contrivances have been analyzed, multiple gaps have been identified, to the benefit of ransomware attackers, who use these gaps to generate astronomically large sums of money. As a result, the suggested methodology aims to efficiently detect diverse patterns associated with various file formats by starting with their sources, data collecting, probabilistic identification of target devices, and deep learning classifier with intelligent detection. An organization can use the recommended approach to safeguard its data and prepare for future ransomware attacks by using it as a roadmap to lead them through their security efforts.

B. N. Chaithanya GITAM School of Technology, Bangalore, India

S. H. Brahmananda GITAM School of Technology, Bangalore, India

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