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Gotcha! How to respond to online blackmailing

In an age where data is more valuable than ever before, having data held to ransom can have business-wide consequences as serious as supply chain disruption and an impact on the organisation’s ability to manage its cash flow.

In some ways, many ransomware outfits are not unlike the businesses they attack. They operate under sophisticated business models and have teams of people and salaries to pay – and, as a result, ransoms are approached as a sales negotiation.

How should businesses respond? In this audio article, an IT security expert and a “breach coach” discuss the safeguards organisations can put in place and what to do in the immediate aftermath of a ransomware attack. Listen now.