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Surging Ransomware Threats and Remedies for CISOs

Fortinet's Vishak Raman on Recent Ransomware Trends, Defenses
Vishak Raman, vice president of sales, SAARC and Southeast Asia, Fortinet

The ransomware threat is becoming increasingly pervasive. At least 10,000 different variants are victimizing organizations that thought they were well-prepared to tackle this growing menace, said Vishak Raman of Fortinet, which recently released a report on ransomware trends.

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"The surprising element is that threat actors are continuing to use the same attack techniques of phishing, remote code access and RDP comprise to carry out these hacks," he added.

In this video interview with Information Security Media Group at RSA Conference 2023, Raman also discusses:

  • Findings from Fortinet's recent Global Ransomware Report 2023;
  • The latest ransomware trends;
  • The evolution of hackers' tools and tactics.

Raman has over two decades of experience in the cybersecurity with expertise in product management, sales, marketing and business development. Prior to Fortinet, he served as the director of security business, India and SAARC, at Cisco.

About the Author

Rahul Neel Mani

Rahul Neel Mani

Founding Director of Grey Head Media and Vice President of Community Engagement and Editorial, ISMG

Neel Mani is responsible for building and nurturing communities in both technology and security domains for various ISMG brands. He has more than 25 years of experience in B2B technology and telecom journalism and has worked in various leadership editorial roles in the past, including incubating and successfully running Grey Head Media for 11 years. Prior to starting Grey Head Media, he worked with 9.9 Media, IDG India and Indian Express.

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