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Lessons from the Dark Side: Preventing Ransomware Attacks

All conversations about concerns and priorities with the CISO are guaranteed to feature one thing: ransomware. This is a CISO nightmare scenario, a highly public security event that consumes a lot of data and at the same time impairs operational capabilities, all ending with expensive price tags.

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Andrew Rose is Proofpoint’s EMEA resident CISO.

According to a recent survey, 44% of companies were hit by ransomware in 2020. Given the potential scale of impact, that’s a horribly high number. Of these organizations, 34% decided to pay the ransom to regain their position.

Lessons from the Dark Side: Preventing Ransomware Attacks

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