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Cybersecurity Weekly with Fred Cobb

Dec 31, 2019

Ransomware is a common type of malware that is deployed during a cyber-attack, allowing cyber-criminals to take over and encrypt your files and devices on your network.

In this episode, Fred Cobb explains the 3 types of ransomware, why cyber-criminals use this type of malware, and what they hope to steal when they gain access to your files or network. He also discusses several industries that are commonly targeted by ransomware attacks.

Many small business owners believe they are not a target for hackers because they aren't a major company, but the truth is they are often the main target because they are seen as an easy target. It's unlikely that small businesses have implemented a cybersecurity training program for their employees or have invested in sophisticated cybersecurity tools.