Business Continuity Management / Disaster Recovery , Critical Infrastructure Security , Cybercrime

Ransomware Attackers: 'No Days Off!'

Cybereason's Curry Warns of Lack of Preparation for Attacks on Holidays, Weekends
Sam Curry, CSO, Cybereason

We know they are coming, and yet we are still ill-prepared. Cybereason surveyed 1,200 global cybersecurity professionals on ransomware. And while most are concerned about attacks, nearly one-quarter have no contingencies for weekends and holidays - the favored strike time. Sam Curry explains why.

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Just as alarming as the lack of preparation, the study also finds 70% of respondents acknowledging that they have been intoxicated when responding to a ransomware attack over a weekend or holiday.

In this video interview with Information Security Media Group, Curry, CSO of Cybereason, discusses:

  • Key findings of this new study;
  • What's missing in terms of technology and people;
  • The message to critical infrastructure operators and business enterprises in advance of the 2021 holiday season.

Curry, CSO at Cybereason, previously served as chief technology and security officer at Arbor Networks. Prior to that role, he spent more than seven years at RSA - the security division of EMC - in a variety of senior management positions, including chief strategy officer and chief technologist and senior vice president of product management and product marketing. Curry has also held senior roles at Microstrategy, Computer Associates and McAfee.

About the Author

Tom Field

Tom Field

Senior Vice President, Editorial, ISMG

Field is responsible for all of ISMG's 28 global media properties and its team of journalists. He also helped to develop and lead ISMG's award-winning summit series that has brought together security practitioners and industry influencers from around the world, as well as ISMG's series of exclusive executive roundtables.

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