On this episode of the CyberSpeak with InfoSec Institute podcast, Bill Siegel, co-founder of ransomware-recovery company Coveware, discusses recent ransomware infections, how organizations are responding to the rise in ransomware, and a variety of other ransomware-related topics.

In the podcast, Siegel and host Chris Sienko discuss:

  • What is ransomware and when was the first reported case? (1:05)
  • What happened with Hollywood Presbyterian Hospital, which was one of the first widely-reported cases of a large ransom payment? (2:45)
  • Bristol Airport is another recent ransomware case; any takeaways from that incident? (5:00)
  • How are people getting infected with ransomware? (6:05)
  • What’s the first thing you should do when you discover a ransomware infection? (8:45)
  • Is there active negotiation with ransomware attackers after infection and what does post-infection recovery look like? (12:55)
  • What security awareness education can help prevent ransomware infections? (14:55)
  • Are the reports of ransomware costing up to $11.5 billion in damage changing the way people think about ransomware? (17:20)
  • How will strategy shift to combat ransomware-as-a-service? (19:15)
  • What’s the state of ransomware going to be in the years to come? (21:00)
  • What’s one policy or law you would put in place to curb ransomware? (23:05)

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