Why Does Ransomware Continue to Work

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Why Does Ransomware Continue to Work

Ransomware is a type of malware or software program designed to lockup a device that is connected to the Internet, limiting access to the device and/or data in demand for a ransom. It has been around for over a decade now and cyber criminals have used that time to incorporate lessons learned and vastly improve

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So why does ransomware continue to work today? It’s the human between the seat and the keyboard. This is another example of the need for the user to be educated and aware of cyber-threats. At the OPI (Office Products International) conference last year I asked the audience to raise their hand if they fasten their seat belt in the car before driving. As you would expect, every single hand in the room went up. We need to think of cyber-security in the same way that we think of safety. You don’t think about it when you lock your seat belt before driving because it is second nature, cybersecurity needs to be the same; without even thinking you need to question the source of a link before clicking.

Is your company in need of help to make the behavior changes needed for robust cyber security? Your employees can be one of your first lines of defense against ransomware. Get in touch to find out how.

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About the Author:

Samantha Leach
Samantha Leach is a senior change consultant with Expressworks International LLC. She brings over 20 years of experience in building and leading international high-tech programs through mission-critical stages. Samantha is passionate about balancing people, process and technology in order to ensure a successful program. Samantha started her career working for the National Science Foundation followed by several years leading large-scale technology projects at Wright Patterson Air Force Base. Since then she has focused on leading global technology programs with a focus on information technology and corporate security. In addition to her work in technology and process efficiency, Samantha has spent a significant amount of time architecting behavioral elements into these programs ensuring a balanced approach and successful adoption. Samantha obtained a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from The George Washington University and an M.B.A. degree from the University of San Francisco. Always adding to her toolkit Samantha also has certificates in Six Sigma, Lean Sigma, Agile and Gamification.

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