2016 has been “the year of ransomware.” According to the FBI, there’s an average of 4,000 ransomware attacks per day since January. Numerous organizations have been forced to pay ransoms to regain access to critical files and systems. But ransomware attacks are not a new phenomenon; why are they booming now?
Simply put, ransomware works. Everyone is dependent on the online world. That access makes all of us potential targets for ransomware. Attackers will target anything (and anyone) with access to data that can be monetized – no one is immune.
Join Rick McElroy and Ryan Nolette of Carbon Black, along with the senior director of security operations at a fortune 500 oil and gas company to learn:
- How ransomware works.
- What makes everyone a target.
- The anatomy of Locky and a shadow copy attack.
- What you can do today to minimize the ransomware risk to your organization.