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Privacy Flash Five: Ransomware Edition

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All areas of the economy are experiencing increasingly sophisticated cyberattacks as cybercriminals take aim at some of the nation’s largest and most crucial businesses. In this episode, Partners Cynthia Cole and Matthew Baker run down five key ransomware developments and recommend ways to help minimize risk and get infected systems back up more quickly.

1. Cybersecurity Attacks on the Rise
All areas of the economy are experiencing increasingly sophisticated cyberattacks as cybercriminals take aim at some of the nation’s largest and most crucial businesses.

2. Ransomware
Ransomware is taking center stage as the cybercriminal-preferred attack method. Ransomware is a form of malware that encrypts valuable files, systems, or networks.  Data is often a target. 

3. Cybercrime is All Too Easy
Ransomware and other methods of attacking an organization’s internal systems and safeguards do not require sophisticated technology or extensive resources.

4. Security Well-Rehearsed is Key
Companies should have dedicated incident response teams who train regularly and are up to date on the latest industry standards 

5. A Hardened System is Harder to Hack

Secure end points, off site back-ups, software patches, robust network segmentation between IT and OT networks are a few of the recommended ways to help minimize the ransomware risk and get infected systems back up more quickly

 

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