Business Continuity Management / Disaster Recovery , Critical Infrastructure Security , Cybercrime

Need to Negotiate a Ransomware Payoff? Newbies: Start Here

Also: Zero Trust Myths; Dangers of Mythologizing Defenders
Need to Negotiate a Ransomware Payoff? Newbies: Start Here
Ransomware attackers' ransom demands often pressure victims to pay as quickly as possible, but researchers have found that extra time can almost always be negotiated. (Source: Malwarebytes)

The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of best practices for negotiating a ransom payment.

In this report, you'll hear (click on player beneath image to listen):

  • ISMG's Mathew Schwartz offer strategies that organizations can employ before and during any ransomware negotiation;
  • The creator of Zero Trust, John Kindervag, explain how the model continues to be misunderstood;
  • Academic Victoria Baines discuss why mythologizing cyber defenders is harmful for the workforce.

The ISMG Security Report appears on this and other ISMG websites on Fridays. Don't miss the Nov. 19 and Nov. 26 editions, which respectively discuss how cybercriminals are using cryptomixing services to conceal the proceeds of ransomware activities and essential preparations for the holiday season attack surge.

Theme music for the ISMG Security Report is by Ithaca Audio under a Creative Commons license.

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