Ransomware – An Effective Money Making Menace

Written by John Walp, Vice President of Cyber Services 


Holding someone or something for ransom is an age-old, effective technique that has found a new home: the internet. This venue offers a level of anonymity and scale that is sometimes difficult to comprehend.

An estimated 40,000 people attended this year’s RSA Security Conference, February 13 through 17, in San Francisco, California. Security professionals from across the globe gathered to discuss the latest and largest cyber security threats and ways to keep consumers and businesses safe. The RSA Conference identified Ransomware as one of the biggest and fastest‑growing threats. Numerous sessions were dedicated to helping security pros understand the threat from Ransomware and, most importantly, what can be done to combat it.

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