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28 November, 2019 | Ryan Brooks

Mitigating the Risk of Ransomware Attacks in the Public Sector

Ransomware attacks were on the rise around the world in 2019. In the U.S. alone, more than 620 government entities, public institutions, healthcare service providers, school districts, colleges and universities had their data held hostage. These relentless attacks have interrupted everyday life in...
12 October, 2017 | Pierre Dehombreux

Ransomware Survivor: 6 Tips to Prevent Ransomware Attacks

By Pierre Dehombreux, Director of Information Technology at Whiteriver Unified School District My name is Pierre and I am an IT director at Whiteriver School District in Arizona, U.S.  I am a recent ransomware survivor, and I’d like to share my story and the lessons I learned with you. Who We...
30 August, 2017 | Russell Smith

Quick Guide: How to Prevent Ransomware

This year, ransomware has been high on the list of the security issues giving CISO sleepless nights. Although ransomware attacks have been on the rise for some time, this year included an apocalyptic event: WannaCry infecting over 300,000 computers in 99 countries, including those of well-known...
29 June, 2017 | Jonathan Hassell

How to Get Rid of Ransomware at No Cost

Ransomware is one of the biggest scourges we face as Internet citizens today. What happens when you have been struck by it? The most obvious option would be to pay the ransom. You would not be alone if you did – even large companies and non-profits have had to pay, or at least negotiate, a...
1 June, 2017 | Ryan Brooks

8 Scariest Ransomware Viruses

The first ransomware infections drew attention in 2013, and they have been steadily on the rise since then. Today, they are one of the most common online threats affecting Internet users and organizations of all sizes. According to the Verizon 2017 Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR),...
16 May, 2017 | Ryan Brooks

WannaCry Ransomware: How to Stay Safe

WannaCry has become the worst case of ransomware in history, holding hundreds of thousands of computers hostage all over the world. In this article, we reveal the most important information about this virus and provide a step-by-step guide for preventing WannaCry ransomware attacks against your...
20 October, 2016 | Ilia Sotnikov

Stay Cyber Aware: 5 Ultimate Cyber Security Strategies

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Netwrix supports the collaboration initiative of the US government and the IT industry and publishes 5 ultimate cyber security strategies that IT managers should keep in consideration to ensure their companies’ safety.  Implementation of these...
23 August, 2016 | Jeff Melnick

7 Ransomware Myths Busted

Of today’s cyber security threats, ransomware is a modern scourge. Even though it has made a number of headlines in the past couple of years, ransomware is still surrounded by myths. Dispelling those myths is one of the key factors of developing an effective information security strategy. Here...
16 August, 2016 | Alex Vovk

Ransomware: Stages, Reasons and First Actions [Infographics]

Ransomware is one of the fastest growing classes of malicious software. In recent years, ransomware has evolved from a simple lock screen with the ransom damage into far more dangerous variants, such as crypto-ransomware. Take a look at the infographics below to have a better understanding of...
2 August, 2016 | Jeff Melnick

SysAdmin Magazine: Help! Ransomware Attack!

Ransomware is everywhere — that insidious threat that encrypts your precious documents and other files and holds them hostage until you pay a substantial sum to an anonymous third party. Here is special edition of SysAdmin Magazine that will be your handy guide in fighting  against ...
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