August 18, 2017
Webinar - Knowledge is Key to Fighting Ransomware
By Alicia Young, Web Editor
Human beings are probably one of the more diverse species on the face of the Earth. There are countless traits differentiating us from one another—culture, religion, eye color, language, etc. However, what we do have in common is our ability to think that we’re somehow immune to bad things. A good amount of people walk around every day with the mindset that “it’ll never happen to me.” If all those people could be correct, that would be great. Unfortunately, bad things do happen, and they’re more likely to happen to people who are unprepared.
Take ransomware, for example. Ransomware is a type of malicious software that is designed to block access to a computer system until a sum of money is paid—hence the inclusion of the word “ransom” in the name. Holding something for ransom sounds like a plot point from an old Western movie, but the fact of the matter is that ransomware has become all too common in today’s digital age. In fact, it has become one of the most visible and damaging threats Internet users face today.
Making matters worse, it doesn’t take a super genius to create ransomware. Any malicious actor with access to the Dark Web can build and launch an attack. Some attacks occur on a global scale and cost businesses millions of dollars, while others are much smaller but still negatively impact the companies it targets.
The only way to avoid becoming a victim of ransomware is to prepare for an attack. Anyone interested in learning more about how to keep their companies safe can take part in the upcoming webinar titled “An Inside Look at Ransomware-As-A-Service.” The webinar, which is taking place on Wednesday, August 23 at 2:00 p.m. EDT, will be led by senior security expert John Shier of Sophos.
Shier will provide attendees with an inside look into the mind of a hacker. He will discuss common ransomware attack paths and why they’re so successful; the latest research from SophosLabs on the RaaS phenomenon; and critical security features that can stop ransomware.
Anyone interested in learning how to better protect their organization from threats can REGISTER HERE for the webinar.
Edited by Maurice Nagle