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By John Tolbert

Defending Against Ransomware

Ransomware is an epidemic and continues to evolve. More than half of all companies and other organizations have been attacked with one form or ransomware or another. A multi-layered defense is the best strategy. Take steps now to reduce the likelihood of falling victim to it. Make sure you have good offline backups if you get hit. Don’t give up and pay the ransom.

1 Recommendations

Defense is still the best option. Once users see the ransom notes or notice that their data files are encrypted, the damage has usually been done. The ...

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2 Analysis

Ransomware is on the rise. An average of 56% of organizations were hit with ransomware attacks last year, and 45% paid up. It’s estimated that r ...

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3 Summary

Ransomware remains a top cybersecurity threat. The development of Ransomware-as-a-Service on the dark web has put the capability of easy remote extor ...

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