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6/9/2021
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Ransomware Is Not the Problem

Arbitrarily powerful software -- applications, operating systems -- is a problem, as is preventing it from running on enterprise systems.

Adam is a leading expert on threat modeling. He's a member of the BlackHat Review Board, and helped create the CVE and many other things. He currently helps many organizations improve their security via Shostack & Associates, and helps startups become great businesses as an ... View Full Bio
 

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6/10/2021 | 6:12:37 PM
Ransomware is the problem - and there are lots of solutions
Ransomeware certainly is A problem and there are lots of ways to help prevent and mitigate the impact, the commentary has several good examples, especially highlighting Zero Trust, least privilege, and preventing the escalation of privilege with effective access controls.  
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