Why the Web Remains a Primary Ransomware Vector

Presented by

Greg Maudsley, Senior Director, Product Marketing at Menlo Security

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Ransomware attacks are globally pervasive, and only getting worse for retailers, hospitals and a number of other businesses. The number of strains of Ransomware is infinite, with more and more advanced versions coming to light every day, but the vectors through which attacks occur remain the same. 90% of malware is delivered via web and email, with dynamic web content dramatically increasing the risk to users. Of the top 50 most visited US sites in 2016, 42% were found to be running vulnerable versions of web-software code. Traditional approaches to cyber security are failing – distinguishing the good from the bad is no longer a reliable option and has a very costly impact on enterprises. One approach that has been developed to tackle the constantly evolving threat landscape is Isolation, which assumes that all active content poses a risk. Menlo Security will highlight the steps that must be taken to raise awareness of the reality of the Ransomware threat, and discuss the best ways in which to tackle this.

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