New types of ransomware innovate to find opportunity
I recently wrote a blog about ransomware with suggestions on how to avoid being a victim. I found this article by @MT_Heller to be a scary reminder that ransomware continues to be profitable for Cybercriminals and so they spend the time and effort to make it better and easier for anyone to use.
In the article Travis Smith, principal security research engineer at Tripwire, is quoted as saying, “the best option is to rely on valid backups to get your data back. However, training users on safe and secure internet habits will go a long way in preventative maintenance against ransomware. Most infections will come in via a malicious link or attachment. Raising awareness around this type of attack path is critical for avoiding not only ransomware, but any other malware family.”
It comes back to having a cybersecurity plan in place that incorporates behavioral change. Educating end users to “think before they click” will go a long way to preventing a ransomware attack.
New types of ransomware innovate with new features in an effort to find more revenue and fool researchers, according to experts.
Read the full article at: searchsecurity.techtarget.com
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Samantha Leach is a senior change consultant with Expressworks International LLC. She brings over 20 years of experience in building and leading international high-tech programs through mission-critical stages. Samantha is passionate about balancing people, process and technology in order to ensure a successful program.
Samantha started her career working for the National Science Foundation followed by several years leading large-scale technology projects at Wright Patterson Air Force Base. Since then she has focused on leading global technology programs with a focus on information technology and corporate security. In addition to her work in technology and process efficiency, Samantha has spent a significant amount of time architecting behavioral elements into these programs ensuring a balanced approach and successful adoption.
Samantha obtained a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from The George Washington University and an M.B.A. degree from the University of San Francisco. Always adding to her toolkit Samantha also has certificates in Six Sigma, Lean Sigma, Agile and Gamification.
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