Be honest, we’ve all asked this at some point. Perhaps complying with a particular regulation has meant you couldn’t do something as quickly as you wanted to, or in the way you wanted to do it. Maybe you see it as a distraction, a hoop to jump through in order to achieve the real goal, or you perceive it as nothing more than a box ticking exercise.
Cyber-crime is a business much like any other, tools and approaches used by attackers are constantly changing and adapting to suit the ever-changing digital environment, and as organisations improve and adapt their security measures, cyber criminals change their methods of attack. The use of ransomware is becoming an increasingly popular tool, used by attackers to exploit businesses and extort money from them. But what is ransomware, who is at risk, and how can these potential victims defend themselves?