By Brandon Bischoff, CISSP, Manager of Structured Managed Services -- As an IT managed services provider, I spend a lot of time thinking about crime fighting – but no capes. I’m preoccupied with how to shore up and safeguard what seems like an endless expanse of systems spread among a multiverse of clients. I think about the things Structured must inevitably manage and mitigate, the superhero comic strip equivalent of Thanos teaming up with Darkseid. I consider: important software patches that also could “break” end-user devices/access,end-of-life servers hosting obscure and ancient business-critical software, andusers who create rogue DHCP devices in a network. It’s a tough gig – and I haven’t even gotten to the stuff that’s really evil. Or REvil, in this case. REvil is a notorious ransomware-as-a-service organization that is widely believed to operate from Russia and is known for its high-profile and disruptive attacks. In a ransomware attack, the attacker infiltrates systems and installs software that encrypts, and sometimes exfiltrates, data. Once encrypted, the criminals demand a ransom -- usually in cryptocurrency such as Bitcoin --- to unlock the data. In the event of exfiltration, the criminals demand a ransom to keep the data private. I took pointed…