The Threat of Ransomware: How to Protect Your System from Ransomware and other Malicious Cyber Attacks

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Ransomware is a type of malware that holds computers or files for ransom by encrypting files or locking the desktop or browser on systems that are infected with it, then demanding a ransom in order to regain access.

The rise of ransomware and its media presence in recent months has highlighted, perhaps now more than ever, the importance of robust security systems to detect and respond to devious and evolving threats.

Join Lex Thomas as he welcomes back Paul Bergson to the show as they discuss some common ransomware tactics and how you can successfully defend your systems and data.

  • [06:40] What are some common ransomware tactics we should be aware of?
  • [17:49] How can Microsoft help against these attacks?
  • [22:20] DEMO: How AppLocker can help against Malware attacks  
  • [34:46] How can Microsoft help against email attacks?

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