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Melinda McLellan Examines the Rise of Ransomware and How Companies Can Prepare and Respond

Articles / January 3, 2017

Partner Melinda McLellan recently authored an article on ransomware which was published in the January 2017 issue of Financier Worldwide. In the past year, ransomware has taken over as the fastest-growing cause of data security incidents. The article, “The Rise of Ransomware: Preparing for and Preventing Attacks,” traces the history of ransomware and outlines steps companies can take to help prevent attacks and mitigate potential fallout. Ransomware is a type of malicious software that infects a computer or system, typically encrypting a company’s data and triggering a ransom demand for payment in digital currency (Bitcoin) to regain access. Moving into 2017, ransomware is likely to pose ever-more complex security challenges for companies around the world.

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