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.
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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