Due to the pandemic, many traditional brick-and-mortar businesses have been forced to digitalize despite not being prepared for it. This has led to many security risks.
Even businesses that have a history of operating online have been affected because their employees who started working remotely have fewer security measures on their home devices.
“Ransomware is malware that locks your computer and mobile devices or encrypts your electronic files. When this happens, you can’t get to the data unless you pay a ransom. However, this is not guaranteed and you should never pay!” – NoMoreRansome.org
I recently saw @Raj_Samani from McAfee speak at RSA about the NoMoreRansom project (https://www.nomoreransom.org). I had heard a little about this initiative when it launched but never truly understand the function or the goal.
In early March, we were invited to speak at the newly minted BluWave Forum in Washington, D.C. The meeting was held at the Army/Navy club and it was similar to presenting at a museum. The topic was cybersecurity and I was just coming back from the RSA conference in San Francisco. I had quite a bit to communicate with those outside of the security bubble. The meeting which included 10-15 CEOs and leaders from throughout the country covered three recent cybersecurity stories. The presentation went very well but I may have frightened a few of the folks in the room with the threats that are coming from various bad actors across the globe.