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Ransomware attacks: How to protect against real-life data hostage threats

Ransomware attacks: How to protect against real-life data hostage threats

Ransomware attacks: How to protect against real-life data hostage threatsThe plot of every Hollywood movie ever made about hostage for ransom situations always ends in the same way: the hero saves the day and the villain goes to jail. But real life isn’t always a movie, and holding data for ransom is becoming more common. In fact, ransomware attacks are on the rise across verticals. Ransomware is a type of malicious software, or malware, that bad actors use to restrict access to data until the target pays a fee

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#HowTo: Be More Resilient Against Ransomware

Disaster Recovery PlanInfosecurity Magazine | June 28, 2021 – If your company is targeted, paying off your attackers won’t always be enough to avoid disruption. Prepare for a potential ransomware attack as you would for any other disaster that could disable parts of your tech infrastructure. With backups of your data and a restoration plan in place, you can rebound quickly from an attack without paying any ransom at all. For the complete article, see #HowTo: Be More Resilient Against Ransomware

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Advice on Anti-Ransomware Day: Prepare as if it’s any other kind of cyberattack

ransomwareIT World Canada | May 12, 2021 – If you’re well-prepared for any cyberattack you’re prepared for ransomware. “Ransomware is a disaster recovery event,” says Robert Capps, vice-president of innovation at the NuData Security division of Mastercard. “And for a lot of organizations, it’s a fairly mild one. For others, it can be business-impacting. “When you talk to CISOs about any sort of disaster situation it comes down to resiliency and recoverability. Ransomware is just a fancy disruption attack. There

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How Teachers Can Help Defend Against Ransomware

Blue Keyboard with Yellow Key and Lock on topTEACH Magazine | March 9, 2021 – Over 500 K-12 schools in the U.S. have potentially been impacted by ransomware attacks since January 2019. The pace of ransomware attacks has increased during the COVID-19 pandemic, as the rapid shift to remote learning has opened up new vulnerabilities. There are steps classroom teachers can take to safeguard systems and help their schools to avoid falling prey to such incursions. “[T]eachers should maintain good backups of their lesson plans and other critical

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SC Magazine: Top Six Spookiest Malware for Halloween

October 27, 2017 — Top Six Spookiest Malware for Halloween NuData’s Don Duncan chimes in on SC’s piece about some of the spookiest malware security professionals have encountered. 5. CCleaner Don Duncan (NuData) Customer Success Engineer “The stuff was already preinstalled on ‘haunted hardware’ when the customer purchased it. The one thing that caught my attention was that it was shipped with new hardware. By the way, I was one of those effected having just bought a new Android device.

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