GroupSense, a digital risk protection services company and Airgap, a cybersecurity vendor of the industry’s first agentless Ransomware Kill SwitchTM, announced a collaboration to assist clients prepare for and protect against ransomware attacks. Clients can microsegment their networks to automatically stop the spread of ransomware during the incident mitigation lifecycle and have a detailed and tested ransomware “playbook” for mitigating the damage caused by these cyberattacks by integrating GroupSense’s Ransomware Response Readiness Subscription (R3S) service offering with Airgap’s Ransomware Kill SwitchTM annual SaaS subscription.

The R3S service offering from GroupSense is supported by the company’s cyber intelligence team of ransomware professionals and includes three main features: an executive strategy session, a ransomware playbook that includes business, legal, and finance stakeholders, and 24/7 priority on call ransomware incident support with the negotiation process and cryptocurrency settlements.

Developed on Airgap’s Zero Trust Isolation platform, the Ransomware Kill Switch is a one-click switch that quickly stops all lateral data channels, lowering the attack surface to a single endpoint. Companies can also use the technology for post-exfiltration attack surface control and reporting. The partnership provides end-to-end cyber risk mitigation, placing control back in the hands of enterprise firms under attack and assisting them in reducing any negative effects on their operations.er

“Defending against and mitigating the damage from attacks has never been more critical as the ransomware epidemic continues to rage. By joining forces with GroupSense, we’re providing customers with a powerful, one-click solution for ransomware response, including the technical capability to kill the spread of ransomware instantly,” said Airgap CEO Ritesh Agrawal.

“Many companies think they’re prepared for a ransomware attack because they have a generic incident response plan, but that is just a false sense of security. Ransomware prevention needs to have a specific plan in place that includes a response playbook, so companies know exactly what protocol to follow as well as the technologies required to thwart any incoming attacks. That is why our partnership with Airgap is so important, because it combines these two key prevention areas for our customers, giving them the best protection possible against ransomware attacks.,” said Kurtis Minder, co-founder and CEO of GroupSense.