Adam Kujawa, director of Malwarebytes Labs, discusses the latest Malwarebytes Labs Cybercrime Tactics and Techniques Report, why the report is unlikely to make organizations very happy and how the findings will affect the cybersecurity industry in the years to come.

In the podcast, Kujawa and host Chris Sienko discuss:

– How did you get interested in cybersecurity? (1:45)
– Do you sill find yourself having to learn new skills in your position? (2:30)
– What are some of the hard and soft skills that have been most helpful to you in your role at Malwarebytes? (3:05)
– How is the data for Malwarebytes compiled and how long are you crunching the numbers? (3:40)
– What members of your team are responsible for compiling the data and who is responsible for find the meaning in that data? (4:45)
– What was the most troubling finding in the report? (5:30)
– Why is ransomware against individuals down 33 percent? (6:35)
– What’s behind the enormous rise in Trojan malware? (11:20)
– Have the more subtle forms of cyber-attack changed the way you detect threats? (14:25)
– What caused the end of the cryptomining craze? (15:55)
– What preventative steps should businesses take to combat the rise of malware? (18:05)
– What skills should up-and-coming cybersecurity professionals focus on? (22:15)
– What do you recommend organizations do if they get infected with ransomware? (24:20)
– Can the Malwarebytes forums help with malware infections like cryptomining? (25:40)
– What steps should businesses take in response to this report? (26:35)

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About the Cyber Work Podcast

Knowledge is your best defense against cybercrime. Each week on Cyber Work, host Chris Sienko sits down with a new industry thought leader to discuss the latest cybersecurity trends — and how those trends are affecting the work of infosec professionals. Together we’ll empower everyone with the knowledge to stay one step ahead of the bad guys.