The Impact of Ransomware & How to Defend Against It

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Ransomware attacks have been an ongoing concern since they first emerged as a threat in the mid-2000s and this method of extortion has continued to wreak havoc on individuals and businesses alike across the globe. 

Last year saw a prolific increase in the number of new ransomware families and 2016 was dubbed ‘the year of ransomware’. All of these new families are armed with capabilities to encrypt various file types mobile devices and servers as well as computers. 

One of the most notable examples was the huge WannaCry attack that recently crippled various public health services in the UK and other organizations worldwide. WannaCry is evidence that this threat does not appear to be slowing down, making it even more important to be sufficiently protected.

Join this webinar to find out more on the history and evolution of ransomware as well as how the recent WannaCry outbreak developed and the impact it had globally along with:

  • How and why threat actors utilize ransomware
  • What you can do to minimize the risk and mitigate against it


Jon Clay

Director Global Threat Communications, Trend Micro

    Matt White

    Freelance Senior Information Security Consultant

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