Ransomware: Evolution, Rise, and Response
Software Engineering Institute
Ransomware, including ransomware-as-a-service threats, is a growing problem. Ransom payments from Quarter 3 of 2019 were on average $42,000, and in Quarter 1 of 2020, that average increased to $112,000. The volume of attacks also increased by 25 percent in Quarter 4 of 2019 and by another 25 percent in Quarter 1 of 2020. The sophistication of the attacks has increased alongside their severity. In this SEI Podcast, Marisa Midler and Tim Shimeall, analysts with the SEI's CERT Division, discuss steps and strategies that organizations can adopt to minimize their exposure to the risks and threats associated with ransomware.
About the Speaker
Dr. Timothy Shimeall is a senior member of the technical staff with the CERT Network Situational Awareness Group of the Software Engineering Institute, where he is responsible for overseeing and participating in the development of analysis methods in the area of network systems security and survivability. This work includes development …Read more