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Ransomware Threat Levels: Elevated. Executives, are You Listening?

By: Scott Mace, April 12, 2016

Have executives run out of excuses to postpone increasing security awareness, employee training, and overall IT security budgets? Based on events of the past two months, one could make a pretty compelling case.

I saw a CNBC news story on April Fool's Day that I had to read three times to make sure it wasn't a hoax.

A survey of 1,530 nonexecutive directors and C-level executives in the US, UK, Germany, Japan, and Nordic countries, conducted by Nasdaq and Tanium, found that 40% of executives said they do not feel responsible for the repercussions of criminal hackings.

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Tony Tulio, Senior Manager, Information Security and Privacy, General Dynamics Health Solutions

Ransomware as it's out there today is taking advantage of a lot of things that we've seen from the security realm that we would like people to fix in the past..."

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