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PBS Ransomware Article—Solid Up-to-Date Source of Information for IP Professionals

If you are learning about ransomware attacks in bits-and-pieces over the last few months, yesterday’s PBS article titled, “Why ransomware attacks are on the rise – and what can be done to stop them,” co-written by Lynsey Jeffery and Vignesh Ramachandran, brings it all together in a concise and accessible way.

The article opens with an overview of the most recent ransomware attacks (that we’ve all been following closely in the news) and some U.S. legislative initiatives, followed by four extremely informative sections:

  • What is ransomware?
  • Are ransomware attacks actually rising, or just becoming more high profile?
  • What can be done to stop ransomware?
  • Who’s fighting off these attacks?

And there are, of course, several links embedded into the article for readers to dig deeper into different aspects of the data and analysis presented.

FINAL THOUGHT

The article is a terrific overview of the current state of the ransomware problem combined with important insights including the current state of cybersecurity education and outlook for the future.

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Ron Alvarez is an IP Investigations / Protection writer and licensed private investigator in New York City. He is a former NYPD lieutenant where he investigated robbery, narcotics, internal affairs, and fine art theft cases. Ron is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and earned a B.A. in Government and Public Administration from John Jay College of Criminal Justice in Manhattan. He has published a number of articles on various investigative topics for PI Magazine. Ron is certified by the Interpol-International IP Crime Investigators College (IIPCIC.) as a "Transnational and Organized Crime Intellectual Property (IP) Investigator."

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