#15 – Ransomware Successfully Attacking Cities

Ransomware.  It the virus that actually makes money for the attacker.  At first, it was randomlyimg_4479 deployed, just like the nuisance viruses of the past, indiscriminately finding victims through phishing and spoofed websites.  But the game is changing, as the Georgia cities of Atlanta and Savanna found out the hard way.  Special Guest, Cybersecurity expert and Mile2 Cybersecurity Trainer, Michael Kaplan.

Atlanta Attack: https://www.wired.com/story/atlanta-spent-26m-recover-from-ransomware-scare/

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David W. Schropfer

David W. Schropfer is the CEO of The SAFE Button (Smartphone Authentication For Everyone), a cybersecurity company in New York (www.TheSafe.io).  Every day, he and his team of professionals keep the people who use The SAFE Button protected from some of the most common traps, hacks and attacks that target computer systems of all sizes. David is the author of the bestselling cybersecurity book, Digital Habits: 5 Simple Tips to Help Keep You and Your Information Safe Online. His previous books, including The Smartphone Wallet and industry whitepapers, predicted some of the biggest trends in the payments, mobile, and security industries.  Since graduating Boston College, David earned an Executive MBA from the University of Miami.

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