7 things every CISO must know about ransomware

Security Magazine

Josh Levine

Ransomware is one of the most prominent cybersecurity threats organizations face today. Any institution or company (small or large) can fall victim to ransomware – including schools, healthcare providers, educational facilities, non-profit entities, and government agencies. Cybercriminals that deploy ransomware attacks do not discriminate.

Thankfully, there are ways to protect your organization from ransomware attacks. In this article, you’ll discover everything you need to know about ransomware as a chief information security officer (CISO), from its evolution to preventative methods to prevention.

1. What Is Ransomware?
Some business leaders are taken aback by the term 'ransomware,' while others are aware but unprepared. The “ransom” part in the cyberattack name provides...

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