Business Management

Ransomware: Everything You Need to Know

Provided by Cisco Systems, Inc.

Category Business Management

Type White Paper

Length 3

Publish Date January 17 2017

Date posted January 17 2017

Overview

Reported ransomware attacks were on the rise again last year, with each threat becoming increasingly sophisticated as the year progressed. Whilst companies invest large chunks of their budgets in security in an attempt to stop their networks becoming compromised, sometimes human error is all it takes to infect your system, be it malvertising, a phishing attack or a thumb-drive scheme. This white paper highlights a common practice used by adversaries to compromise systems and outlines step you can take to prepare yourself for an attack.

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