From the Winter 2021 Issue

Ransomware: The King of Evolution

Dr. Jason Edwards
Director of Cybersecurity Strategy and Planning | USAA

Griffin Weaver
Senior Legal Counsel | Dell Technologies

The concept of ransomware is not new – not even for this century. Rather, it’s an old crime that has evolved with the advent of the computer age and the need to conduct business online. Ransom crimes (i.e. holding something of value hostage) have been around for thousands of years. But now, with the introduction of technology, they are perpetrated with much more ease and anonymity than ever before (they can literally be conducted from the basement of a criminal’s home). Ransomware has a dense history and evolution. Therefore, it is important for businesses to understand how they . . .

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