October 17, 2017

UAT Network Security Experts Featured in Ransomware Story

Ransomware interview with Fox10 Phoenix and UAT Provost Dave Bolman

What is ransomware and how should one handle it?

In the UAT Cyber Warfare Range, Provost Dr. Dave Bolman and ‎Network Security‬ Professor Al Kelly comment on ‪ransomware‬ and how to handle the threat in a FOX 10 Phoenix interview with special assignment reporters Kristy Siefkin and Tishin Donkersley. 

Ransomware – a type of malware that can be covertly installed on a computer without the knowledge of the user which restricts access to the infected computer system and demands that the user pay a ransom to the malware operators to remove the restriction. 

‎Network Security‬ Professor Al Kelly comment on ‪ransomware‬ and how to handle the threat in a FOX 10 Phoenix interview with special assignment reporter Kristy Siefkin.

‎Network Security‬ Professor Al Kelly comment on ‪ransomware‬ and how to handle the threat in a FOX 10 Phoenix interview with special assignment reporter Kristy Siefkin.

The topic of ransomware is frequently discussed in the news like the February attack that took over Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center with ransom set at $17,000. The institution’s computers were infected with malware, locking their records until the ransom was paid. The attack forced the hospital to return to pen and paper for its record-keeping, likely a huge procedural inconvenience in the digital age.

So the question is… should you or should you not pay the ransom?

See the full interview here to find out how to handle the situation if you find your data held for ransom.

 

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