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RANSOMWARE RISK MANAGEMENT: 11 ESSENTIAL STEPS
There's been a lot of discussion within the InfoSec community about ransomware - why it has been increasing, whether ransoms should be paid and how to mitigate this rapidly growing threat. The culprit that opens the door to these attacks, apparently including last week's city of New Orleans attack, often is weak remote desktop protocol, or RDP, server credentials that enable attackers to jump right into the network. The aggregate dollar value of ransoms that criminals have successfully collected from victims shows an alarming trend. Total ransoms surged from $325 million in 2015 to $5 billion in 2017 and are projected to reach $11.5 billion in 2019, according to Cybersecurity Ventures. READ MORE