Ransomware is now the #1 security concern for organizations
Ransomware is a cyber epidemic that continues to evolve, targeting home users, businesses, and government networks globally. This type of cyberattack blocks access to your computer or network, and holds the information “hostage” until ransom is paid by virtual currency (typically Bitcoins). Ransomware infection methods are no different than “typical” malware - opening email attachments (even from known-senders), or visiting a webpage that surreptitiously installs the code.
The latest cyberattack in history, named “WannaCry”, recently affected more than 400,000 systems in 150 countries including United States, Canada and China (with the largest concentration of computers infected due to unlicensed or outdated versions of Windows), and approximately 4,000 other ransomware attacks have occurred daily since January 2016.
Understand what you need to do to monitor and protect your computer and information from these cyberattacks. This month's BrandProtect Executive Threat Brief provides the best practices to avoid the ransomware epidemic.
BrandProtect Executive Threat Briefs are designed to minimize your exposure by educating you and your team about simple steps you can take to protect your personal information online.