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Issue 15: June 2017
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Ransomware is a type of malware that lets attackers find and encrypt your most important data.

They then offer to provide the decryption key only if you pay a ransom, within a short time. This is the number one IT security challenge that you face today, with resource-limited small and mid-size businesses the most likely targets.

Cybercriminals exploit a variety of threat vectors, including email, network traffic, user behavior, and application traffic to insert ransomware. Without a comprehensive security strategy that secures all these vectors, you are almost certain to become a victim.

Did You Know?

  • 47% of business have been affected by ransomware.
  • The FBI reports that $209 million was paid to ransomware criminals in the first quarter of 2016.
  • 59% of ransomware infections are delivered via email attachments and embedded URLs.

For more information please contact:

Kenneth Kane
Senior Vice President
631.414.4475
kenneth.kane@marcumtechnology.com