125 Coming to a City or Town Near You: Ransomware

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There has been a growing number of ransomware attacks targeting cities and towns across the U.S. Once hit, cities and towns face a number of tough decisions — pay the ransom, restore from backup — and all of this happens with a backdrop of needing to provide vital services to citizens. To add insult to injury, many cities and towns face tight IT and security budgets. They’ve been asking for more security and better backup tools, but are quite often being told that the money is simply not there.

Recorded Future’s Allan Liska knows a thing or two about ransomware. He’s co-author of the book, “Ransomware: Defending Against Digital Extortion,” and he recently published the results of some ransomware research that he and his team at Recorded Future have been working on. He’ll share their findings, along with advice for keeping your organization safe.

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