On this episode of the My TechDecisions Podcast, we welcome on Brian Linder, cybersecurity evangelist with Check Point Software, to talk about the growing threat of ransomware.
Linder says cybercriminals are adopting new tools and techniques, and are using double extortion force victims into paying the ransom. In some cases, cybercriminals are even threatening to publicly shame the company and negatively affect their reputation with customers, shareholders and the general public in a triple-extortion scheme.
According to Linder, organizations should:
- Deploy email security tools to block phishing attempts and implement two-factor authentication across the organization.
- Leverage detection tools to spot suspicious activity and block the criminals from doing any harm.
- Educate end users on how to spot a phishing attempt, spot social engineering and recognize malicious activity.
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