Just In Case: Saving Up to Pay Off Ransomware AttackerAudio Report: ISMG Editors Analyze the Latest Developments
A report exploring how some organizations have been stockpiling bitcoins to use to pay off attackers if, or when, they become victimized by ransomware attacks leads the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report.
In the report (click on player beneath image to listen), you'll hear:
- DataBreachToday Executive Editor Mathew J. Schwartz explain some unusual steps enterprises take to respond to ransomware attacks;
- Global Cyber Alliance Chief Executive Phil Reitinger, former U.S. Homeland Security deputy undersecretary, discuss how taming the complexities of technologies that cause cyber vulnerabilities could one day enhance cybersecurity;
- HealthcareInfoSecurity Executive Editor Marianne Kolbasuk McGee evaluate the steps the Department of Health and Human Services is taking to ramp-up healthcare breach investigations; and
- An update on a study that shows the impact of breaches on the U.S. financial services sector.
The ISMG Security Report appears on this and other ISMG websites on Tuesdays and Fridays. Be sure to check out our Aug. 19 and Aug. 23 reports, which respectively analyze the confusion surrounding the data dump by the mysterious group Shadow Brokers, and possible links to the U.S. National Security Agency and Russian intelligence, and the development of a defense against attackers who exploit USB devices to hack into computers. The next ISMG Security Report will be Tuesday, Aug. 30.
Theme music for the ISMG Security Report is by Ithaca Audio under the Creative Commons license.