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Ransomware: How to Battle the Most Evolved

Large corporations are no longer the primary target for hackers, making network security for small and mid-sized businesses more important than ever before. Ransomware has evolved dramatically over the last few years, but one thing remains the same: it can wreak havoc the likes of which many businesses will never recover from.

Join Ben Brobak, Technical Product Manager, and Marc Laliberte, Information Security Analyst, as they take a look at the evolution of Ransomware – and the best ways for businesses to protect themselves.
Recorded Aug 25 2016 60 mins
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