BlackBerry: What Extortion Means for Businesses in the 2020s

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What extortion means for businesses is what blackmail means to a big name entrepreneur - both have devastating, everlasting impacts on reputation and, especially where money is concerned, finances. Over the past few years, these types of attacks in the form of ransomware have greatly evolved and significantly increased in the enterprise. Off the back of social engineering, cybercriminals have been gaining access to big tech corporations and locking away their data to extort money from them. What is it going to take to overcome this ransomware epidemic?

Businesses Need to Know What Extortion Dangers to be Aware of

In this second edition of The Next Phase of Cybersecurity Podcast Series: a BlackBerry Takeover, Dr Eric Cole, Founder and CEO of Secure Anchor Consulting, sits down with Lysa Myers, Principal Threat Researcher at BlackBerry, to explore how to defend businesses from ransomware. Lysa lends her expertise on:

  • The top ransomware threats organisations are struggling with and why they continue to be an ongoing issue
  • How extortion in the enterprise is evolving
  • The impact of ransomware attacks on corporate and individuals
  • The steps organisations need to take to combat the threat of extortion