There is a reason more than half of today’s ransomware victims end up paying the ransom. Cyber-criminals have become thoughtful; taking time to maximize your organization’s potential damage and their payoff. After achieving root access, the bad guys explore your network reading email, finding data troves and once they know you, they craft a plan to cause the most panic, pain, and operational disruption. Ransomware has gone nuclear.
Roger Grimes, KnowBe4's Data-Driven Defence Evangelist, is a 30-year computer security consultant, instructor, holder of dozens of computer certifications and an award-winning author of 10 books and over 1,000 magazine articles on computer security. He now serves as the Data Driven Security Analyst for KnowBe4. He has worked at some of the world's largest computer security companies, including Foundstone, McAfee and Microsoft. Grimes holds a bachelor's degree from Old Dominion University. He was the weekly security columnist for InfoWorld and CSO magazines from 2005-2019.