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Joan Goodchild
Joan Goodchild
Edge Features

10 Mistakes Companies Make In Their Ransomware Responses

Hit by ransomware? These missteps can take a bad scenario and make it even worse.

(Image: Sergey Nivens via Adobe Stock)
(Image: Sergey Nivens via Adobe Stock)

Mistake 1: Failing to Contain the Malware

Many organizations start focusing on how to recoup the encrypted data before taking the essential step of ensuring the malware does not spread further.

"The first thing [organizations] do wrong is not making sure they completely eradicated the original attack vector and getting that root cause analysis of how it started and confirming it's not expanding," says Eze Castle Integration's Schwartz. "You must make sure to clear your environment to eliminate the risk of falling victim to the same attack twice and paying a double ransom."

Joan Goodchild is a veteran journalist, editor, and writer who has been covering security for more than a decade. She has written for several publications and previously served as editor-in-chief for CSO Online. View Full Bio
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