Infographic: You’re connecting to your employees in brand new ways, unfortunately the hackers are too

Learn how to adapt to more targeted and advanced persistent threats with our latest infographic created in partnership with Cisco.

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A brief history of ransomware: from fins to wings

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The FBI recently published a report claiming that ransomware victims paid out over US$209 million just in the first quarter of 2016, compared to US$24 million for all of 2015. Ransomware has very quickly become the most fashionable malware on the market, flooding the threat landscape in ways never seen before. We are seeing new strains of ransomware almost every single day.

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Don’t get locked out! Avoiding the risk of ransomware

 Don't get locked out! Avoiding the risk of ransomware

Ransomware: most insidious malware threats

Ransomware: it might sound like the title of the next summer blockbuster, but this clever little portmanteau has become one of the most insidious malware threats. As you are probably already aware, this nasty malware strain takes advantage of lax security controls and does devastating damage. Nothing really new there, malware by its nature exploits vulnerabilities and is malicious and damaging. But what’s especially troubling with ransomware is that the ‘bad guys’ literally hold your business’s most important asset—your corporate data—hostage.

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