The Internet of Things (IoT) holds a great deal of promise to make everyday devices much easier to use, control, program, and access remotely. From “smart” home thermostats and refrigerators to lights and automobiles, there’s remarkable potential to make our lives easier — but there’s also untold risk that these devices can bring to our day to day lives. Since so many IoT devices are (by their nature) connected to the internet, if they’re not properly secured, they can be easily hijacked by attackers.
Ransomware has the potential to cause massive disruption to an organization’s productivity. So it’s vital to understand how to build the best possible defense against it.
The producers of ransomware aren’t just idly waiting for their bit of malware to hit its target. They work in professional teams, constantly updating and enhancing new variants of ransomware – and if you’re caught, the consequences can be severe.