An untold cost of ransomware: It will change how you operate

Read Paula Long’s article about the hidden costs of ransomware and how it affects businesses on Help Net Security : Ransomware is unfortunately an IT reality. With the complexity and frequency of attacks, there is a good chance you or someone you know has been impacted. Many victims attacked are tempted to just pay the […]

Ransomware is now so awful it’s actually making us take security seriously

Read why Steve Ranger says that ransomware is making businesses take cyber security seriously on ZDNet : Ransomware is a particularly nasty species of online crime. Unwisely clicking on one attachment can see all your documents, your family photos, or your company accounts encrypted by a crook who will then demand a hefty ransom to […]

Cybercriminals Turning Attention to Targeted Ransomware Attacks Against Businesses

More and more cybercriminals are turning their attention from attacks against private users to targeted ransomware attacks against businesses, according to researchers at Kaspersky Lab. At least eight groups of cybercriminals involved in encryption ransomware development and distribution have been identified. Read about the new Kaspersky Lab report which reveals that cyber criminals are using targeted […]

How AI Can Help Fight Healthcare Ransomware Threats

Healthcare is facing more ransomware threats every day, and is a prime target for such attacks. However, the Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology (ICIT) explained in a recent paper that artificial intelligence could greatly aid organizations in creating stronger cybersecurity defenses. Read why Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology (ICIT) research says that artificial intelligence can help […]

Ransomware, A Rising Threat To Enterprises

Read why David Balaban says that ransomware is a rising threat to enterprises on Valuewalk : Ransomware is undoubtedly the most serious cyber scourge for businesses these days. SMEs and large corporations are equally prone to fall victim to online extortionists and losing proprietary data, such as confidential documents and customer records. Read his full article […]

The Toll of Ransomware is Growing

Read why Rick Delgado says that ransomware attacks are growing despite all precautions on CTO Vision : Opening an unknown email, clicking a new link, or accessing a malicious document: it doesn’t take much to fall victim to a cyber attack. There are a variety of attacks that can greatly hurt your company and lead […]

Ransomware Cost Businesses $1bn in 2016

According to KnowBe4’s 2017 Endpoint Protection Ransomware Effectiveness Report, antivirus solutions have a marked inability to protect against ransomware. About 33% of respondents have experienced a ransomware attack in the past 12 months; out of those, 53% had deployed multiple solutions against ransomware but still became victim to it. Read more about the new report […]

Ransomware: Why it’s a really big problem for small businesses

Read why Danny Palmer says that ransomware is particularly dangerous for small and medium businesses on ZDNet : The ransomware threat has massively exploded in the last year, growing from an inconvenience to something which could potentially put you out of business. Police encourage organisations which fall victim to this file-encrypting malicious software not to give […]

SMBs Increasingly Targeted in Ransomware Attacks

Small and medium businesses across Europe are being actively targeted by ransomware attacks, new research has shown. According to data protection firm Datto, 87% of European IT service providers it surveyed said their SMB customers had been hit by a ransomware attack at some point during the previous 12 months. Read more about the new report […]

Awareness Training Can Help Quell Ransomware Attacks

A recent survey by KnowBe4 on prevention of ransomware attacks has revealed that antivirus deployment is not enough to ward these off and using a “human firewall” is more necessary. The 2017 Endpoint Protection Ransomware Effectiveness Report says that regular training and phishing attack testing of employees is necessary to counter ransomware, which in the […]