My latest blogpost at Oversitesentry discusses this image(below) among other things.
After writing the blogpost I continued to research from my Security news analyzed page and found this great post by Bruce Schneier: “On the Evolution of Ransomware”
I agree with Bruce Schneier that the ransomware attacks are more intense and sophisticated , the requested fee in 2018 was $5000 and in 2020 it went up to $200,000. The criminal attackers are doing research and going after larger targets. And the ransom might not only be computers and the data it may be information that the hacker will unload to the public unless you pay them.
It behooves everyone to start dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s because the hackers are not staying still. Maybe you were not targeted in 2020 or in 2019, but that may not be the same in 2021 or 2022. It is nigh time to make sure and make things as difficult as possible for the hacker attackers.
I am putting the finishing touches on a book in 2021 that will help small businesses manage cybersecurity.