Category: Ransomware

Posted on: August 31, 2021 Posted by: Kristen Krouk Comments: 0

Ransomware & HIPAA

Alaris Cyberdefense Ransomware & HIPAA A recent U.S. Government interagency report indicates that, on average, there have been 4,000 daily ransomware attacks since early 2016 (a 300% increase over the 1,000 daily ransomware attacks reported in 2015).1 Ransomware exploits human and technical weaknesses to gain access to an organization’s technical infrastructure in order to deny the organization access to its own data by encrypting that data. However, there are measures…

Posted on: August 18, 2021 Posted by: admin Comments: 0

Ransomware 101

What is Ransomware? “Ransomware” originates from two words: ransom and malware. A ransom, of course, is a price paid in exchange for a hostage; malware is a computer program intended to damage or hold hostage the device it infects. From this we can glean what a nasty piece of work ransomware is. The hostage in question is your company’s software-based infrastructure and data. Unfortunately, as with all technology, ransomware has…