Just as one pandemic — COVID-19 — seems to be winding down, another — THE RANSOMWARE PANDEMIC — is now wreaking havoc on our society with full force.
Critical Information You Need to Help Better Protect Your Practice and Your Clients From Ransomware, my article in the July 2021 Texas Bar Journal, attempts to provide simple, to-the-point guidance for lawyers and their clients to better understand and prepare to protect against ransomware. In roughly 1,200 words.
I relied on information from my friends at the FBI Cyber Unit – Dallas, Coveware, SpearTip, and Tetra Defense to address the following key points in the article. And remember, while this article was addressed to lawyers, the information in it is universal and applies to all businesses.
- What is ransomware?
- What is the impact on your organization if you get it?
- How much are organizations having to pay in ransom payments?
- What are the most common methods the threat actors use to carry out these attacks?
- How can your organization better protect itself? (16 bullet point tips)