Attacker’s Top Choice for Cyber Extortion
Ransomware is one of the most active and
profound threats facing organizations today, of all industries and
sizes. Years after Wannacry attacks shuttered businesses across
the globe, stealthy ransomware infections continue to dominate
headlines and business discussions.
The term ransomware refers to the malware
used for encrypting files and entire systems however it has largely
transformed to indicate a category of financially motivated attacks by
leveraging victim extortion.
The impact of a successful ransomware
deployment includes both technical and non-technical challenges and
can be crippling to business operations. Modern day attackers have
developed advanced techniques that now require a holistic security
risk mitigation strategy from the board to practitioners.