From the Winter 2021 Issue

What You Don’t Know About Ransomware Can be a Risk

-Dr. Michael C. Redmond
Director of Information Security and Risk Management | Redmond Worldwide (Author)

Bradford P. Meisel, Esq.
Associate | McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP (Co-author)

Diane D. Reynolds
Partner | McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP (Co-author)

Dr. Bernard A. Jones, CBCP
Assistant Professor | St. John’s University (Co-author)

Syed Taha Ahmed Jafri
Information Security Specialist | First Women Bank (Co-author)


Unfortunately, organizations continue to suffer debilitating impacts on operations due to both natural and human-made threats. One human-made threat, which continues to top the list of risks that organizations fear the most, is cybercrime. Cybercrime comes in many different forms, with ransomware specifically cited as the preeminent threat that impacts organizations worldwide. The severe ransomware epidemic remains a lucrative, relatively easy, and risk-free crime to deploy. Recently ransomware attacks have targeted schools, municipal departments, and other chronically understaffed and overburdened public entities, particularly placing critical infrastructure and key resources at grave risk.

Furthermore, these . . .

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