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Ransomware 101: What Is Ransomware and How Can You Protect Your Business?

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Sep
2018
Ransomware 101: What Is Ransomware and How Can You Protect Your Business?

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Your organization gets hit by ransomware. Immediately, a million questions come to mind: What is ransomware? What machines are infected? What is the root cause? What is the recovery plan? How do we prevent this from happening in the future?

This was the case for many security professionals when the WannaCry ransomware hit in May 2017. If your organization had strong endpoint management and appropriately patched and updated your endpoints, WannaCry was largely a nonevent. However, if your machines were not updated, questions like these became very real, very quickly as the attack circled the globe bringing companies to their knees.

It’s not just WannaCry; ransomware attacks were the most prevalent variety of malware last year, according to Verizon’s “2018 Data Breach Investigations Report.”

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