Ransomware Explained - Increasing Costs and Impact

Ransomware Explained - Increasing Costs and Impact

Ransomware Explained - Increasing Costs and Impact

Ransomware risks are skyrocketing with increasing costs, more attacks, and greater impacts that are expanding to affect everyone!

It is a growing threat to organizations and national critical infrastructures connected to the Internet. 

Ransomware puts in jeopardy all the products, services, and basic functions that citizens depend upon every day. It can and will eventually impact everyone.


This is the first in a series of videos on Ransomware. I cover the growth, costs, critical impacts, and why paying ransoms is such a bad idea.

The ransomware menace will get much worse unless we collectively gain a better understanding of the threat and how to address the problem collectively.

The Ransomware Explained video series will help shed light on the strategic aspects of this criminal activity and will spur interesting discussions!

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  • James Payne

    I'll never pay a ransom !!!

  • Dean Holland

    Thanks for the explanation

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Matthew Rosenquist 

Cybersecurity Expert

Matthew Rosenquist is an industry-recognized pragmatic, passionate, and innovative strategic security expert with 28 years of experience. He thrives in challenging cybersecurity environments and in the face of ever shifting threats. A leader in identifying opportunities, driving industry change, and building mature security organizations, Matthew delivers capabilities for sustainable security postures. He has experience in protecting billions of dollars of corporate assets, consulting across industry verticals, understanding current and emerging risks, communicating opportunities, forging internal cooperation and executive buy-in, and developing practical strategies. Matthew is a trusted advisor, security expert, and evangelist for academia, businesses, and governments around the world. A public advocate for best-practices, and communicating the risks and opportunities emerging in cybersecurity. He delivers engaging keynotes, speeches, interviews, and consulting sessions at conferences and to audiences around the globe. He has attracted a large social following of security peers, is an active member on advisory boards, and quoted in news, magazines, and books. Matthew is a recognized industry expert, speaker, and leader who enjoys the pursuit of achieving optimal cybersecurity. Matthew Rosenquist is experienced in building world class teams and capabilities, managing security operations, evangelizing best-practices to the market, developing security products, and improving corporate security services. 

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