The Pandemic of Ransomware: How Cyber Criminals React to the Chaos

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Erich Kron (KnowBe4), Bruce Sussman (SecureWorld)

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Phishing is the number one way that the bad guys infect computers with malware like ransomware. With the world at a practical standstill and in utter chaos, one thing that has not slowed down is the amount of phishing attacks, and thus the number of ransomware attacks. In fact, attempts by cybercriminals to infiltrate networks has increased during these uncertain times. It's estimated that Google has blocked nearly 18 million COVID-19 related phishing attacks. People are less secure now, and the bad guys know it. Join Erich Kron, Security Awareness Advocate at KnowBe4, and Bruce Sussman of SecureWorld as they discuss the latest advances in ransomware, phishing trends, and why it's more important than ever to have a strong security culture within your organization.

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