Ransomware will be every CSO’s main focus of attention

Ransomware. The name alone brings about a certain dread. With growth rates from 500  to 3500% over the previous year, depending on your source, 2016 has been dubbed “the year of ransomware.” Regardless of the exact number, the problem is a big one.

This type of attack does not discriminate – it’s not restricted to porn sites or freebie downloads – it affects anyone and everyone. So lucrative is the business, cybercriminals have developed approximately 50 variants of known signatures every month during 2016.

The most common methods of delivering the deadly payload continue to be emails and popularly transited, unsecure websites.

The following links, including practical guides, all relate to ransomware. White papers are available in our download section.

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