3rd Party Risk Management , Business Continuity Management / Disaster Recovery , Critical Infrastructure Security

Ransomware Gangs Are Not Infallible

Also: Data Protection Advice; Securing Remote vs. On-Premises Data
Ransomware Gangs Are Not Infallible
BlackMatter is one of a number of ransomware operations that lists victims on a dedicated data leak site.

The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features a discussion of the fallibility of ransomware gangs and why ransomware victims should always seek help from a reputable ransomware response firm, law enforcement official or other qualified expert.

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

  • ISMG’s Mathew Schwartz discuss how ransomware gangs can and do make mistakes and why it's imperative for ransomware victims to ask for help from a reputable ransomware response firm, law enforcement official or other qualified expert;
  • Lisa Sotto, partner and chair of the global privacy and cybersecurity practice at Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP, offer advice to organizations on safeguarding data to reduce the chances of falling victim to potential liabilities;
  • Group CISO Kris Budnik of First Rand Bank explain why the remote work model may - counterintuitively - be a less easy target for cyberattackers to exploit compared to the on-premises model.

The ISMG Security Report appears on this and other ISMG websites on Fridays. Don't miss the Oct. 15 and Oct. 22 editions, which respectively discuss giving young hackers a second chance and whether businesses are stepping up to ransomware warnings.

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

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