Cybersecurity Basics Are Key to Combating Ransomware

By Kate Margolis (June 29, 2022, 3:09 PM EDT) — The onslaught of ransomware attacks by cybercriminals increases unabated every year, affecting everyone from mom and pop shops on Main Street to corporate lions of Wall Street. 

Hackers infiltrate an organization’s computer network through social engineering tactics like phishing emails or by exploiting network security weaknesses, allowing vital digital information to be hijacked and held for ransom.

If an offline backup of the information necessary to continue operation is not available, the targeted organization faces what could be a do-or-die decision.

Will the business survive during the time it takes to rebuild the computer network from scratch? In the case of…

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