Data Held Hostage: The Rise and Risks of Ransomware

You Are Being Targeted by Cyber Criminals.

Do I have your attention?

According to the FBI, the frequency of ransomware attacks increased dramatically in 2015, and they’re on track to “grow even more in 2016, if individuals and organizations don’t prepare for these attacks in advance.”

Due to the rise of ransomware attacks—a fascinating and terrifying cyber threat—the issue has become a major topic within the cyber security industry. It can lead to the exploitation of organizations and individuals, but keeping it quiet and paying up can do more harm to victims than good.

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About the Author

Paul Fletcher - Cyber Security Evangelist at Alert Logic

Paul Fletcher

Paul Fletcher has over 20 years of experience in information technology and security. Prior to joining Alert Logic, Fletcher advised executives in the energy, retail, and financial sectors regarding emerging security threats and mitigation strategies. Additionally, he has worked with Fortune 50 organizations, the Department of Defense, and critical infrastructure organizations to implement risk management plans and security solution designs. His other specialties include network security, customer data integrity, application security, forensics investigation, threat intelligence, and incident response. Fletcher holds a Master of Arts and Bachelor of Science degree and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).

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