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October 13, 2020 | Jeff Melnick

How to Detect Ransomware

The second most common type of malware incident is the notorious ransomware attack. According to the Verizon 2020 Data Breach Investigations report, the primary aim of a ransomware attack is “to disrupt operations badly enough and long enough that the organization will pay the ransom.” The...
October 20, 2020 | Ryan Brooks

How to Prevent Malware Attacks: 10 Security Tips

According to Verizon’s 2019 Data Breach Report, 28% of data breaches involve malware. This dangerous software threatens every organization and is becoming more common every day. Companies must work hard to prevent malware infections in order to: Protect sensitive information and critical...
March 27, 2020 | 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...
March 27, 2019 | 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...
March 27, 2020 | 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...
May 15, 2020 | 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...
March 27, 2020 | 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),...
March 27, 2019 | 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...
June 26, 2017 | 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...
June 11, 2019 | 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...
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