How to Protect Your Organization from Ransomware

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By Randy Wheeler, NYSTEC Information Security Consultant

One thing is certain in 2017: the threat landscape continues to increase at an exponential rate, and so do the business risks. In my opinion, one of the biggest threats—with the greatest level of impact—is ransomware.

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Link: How a Hospital Handled a Ransomware Infection

catena d'oroIn March 2016, a hospital in Kentucky fell victim to the ransomware known as “Locky,” a particularly nasty virus that encrypts vital files and demands money to unlock them. Find out how Methodist Hospital handled the data emergency in the Krebs on Security news piece, Hospital Declares ‘Internal State of Emergency’ After Ransomware Infection.

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