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Ransomware Part 1: Is this an Epidemic?
The words ‘ransomware’ and ‘epidemic’ occur too frequently in the same sentence these days, prompting executives to prepare their organizations to survive this latest cyber threat. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides the following definition of an epidemic.
“Occasionally, the amount of disease in a community rises above the expected level. Epidemic refers to an increase, often sudden, in the number of cases of a disease above what is normally expected in that population in that area. Outbreak carries the same definition of epidemic, but is often used for a more limited geographic area.”
If pundits and researchers are correct regarding their assessments of ransomware as an epidemic (or greater), the keys to preventing wide-spread infections are rapid mobilization, coordinated response plans, and dissemination of information.
If ransomware truly is the newest cyber epidemic, executives should waste little time investing in preparedness to defeat it.
In our next post we will examine how different strains of ransomware can infect your environment.
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