The Ransomware Economy & Prevention With Kurtis Minder
December 29, 2022
Maurice O. Hamilton Sr.
Ransomware is becoming one of the biggest cybersecurity threats companies face today. As hackers located anywhere in the world can potentially pose multi-billion-dollar threats, organizations need to be aware of the dangers of security vulnerabilities and take a proactive stance to protect their systems.
In today's episode, we sit down with Kurtis Minder, the CEO & Co-Founder of Groupsense and a ransomware expert, to talk about the dangers of those types of attacks and what companies can do to mitigate the risks.
- [1:17] - Introduction of Guest Expert
- [5:12] - How Groupsense helps clients with ransomware attacks
- [7:06] - What is threat actor profiling and how it works
- [8:49] - The dark net as seen by a cyber threat specialist
- [11:45] - How ransomware attacks impact organizations
- [16:42] - How can companies prevent ransomware attacks
- [19:47] - The prevalence of digital risk protection
- [22:38] - The dangers of TikTok for US citizens
- [24:13] - Impersonation as the biggest ransomware culprit
- [25:25] - Protecting elections with technology
- [31:10] - What Kurtis does outside of work
- “Most of these actors are operating in an organization that is very structured; it's like a job.”
- “The deep web is not bad; it's just a form of access.”
- “Being a victim of these kinds of attacks is legitimately traumatic.”
- “80+ percent of these attacks are coming out of Russia.”
- “Most of these are opportunistic, so the bad guys are not picking you, you just happen to be easy.”
- “They don't have to break into networks. They don't have to be physically present anywhere. “
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