FBI on why so many organizations vulnerable to ransomware

New York Agent Jay Kramer on improving defenses

Ransomware has been one of the highest-profile cybercrimes of 2016, and the FBI has been at the heart of many investigations. Jay Kramer, a supervisory special agent with the Bureau, discusses what he’s learned about defending against ransomware.

“[Organizations] are getting hit; they’re often catastrophic events, and that’s why we’re being as aggressive as we can be,” says Kramer, who supervises a squad of FBI agents and analysts in New York. The FBI’s primary goals: to ensure greater engagement between ransomware targets and the FBI as well as to improve general preparedness for these attacks.

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