Ransomware: Believe the Risk and Be Ready for It

Corporate Compliance Insights, October 1, 2019

Posted: 15 Oct 2019

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Alan Brill

Kroll Cyber Security & Investigations; Texas A&M University School of Law

Eric Thompson

Managing Dorector

Date Written: October 1, 2019

Abstract

Ransomware has become a significant issue for both public and private sector organizations. Ransoms have risen from hundreds of US dollars to hundreds of thousands or even millions, and those ransoms are being paid. In this paper, the authors discuss the evolution of ransomware attacks and provide guidelines for mounting an effective defense.

Keywords: ransomware, malware, cybercrime, cyber defense

JEL Classification: M15

Suggested Citation

Brill, Alan and Thompson, Eric, Ransomware: Believe the Risk and Be Ready for It (October 1, 2019). Corporate Compliance Insights, October 1, 2019, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3464842

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