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​Cyber Ransom Attacks Increased Over 10% in 2016

March 22, 2017

Cyber ransom and extortion, is a growing trend in context of overall cyber attacks. According to Check Point’s Global Threat Intelligence Trends Report, ransom attacks increased from 5% to over 10% of all malware attacks during the second half of 2016.

Hackers use ransom malware to take over a system and hold it hostage. They demand payment, and threaten to delete or share your information publicly. Typically, the cost is low enough to make it more effective to simply pay the ransom in lieu of losing valuable or sensitive data, paying fines, or risking reputational damage.
In its report, Check Point identifies the most common types of ransom malware as Conficker, Sality, Cutwail, JBossJMX and Locky.  In addition, the most common type of mobile malware is Hummingbad, which accounted for 60% of all attacks on Android phones or devices.
The main source of ransom attacks begin with spam and target phishing emails.
For more information, please see:  Roi Perez "Check Point: Ransomware % of malware doubled in second half of 2016." (Feb. 21, 2017).

Leveraging Risk as a Strategic Advantage

Business income, or business interruption insurance, is an often overlooked but important part of any company’s insurance program. Business income is typically part of a company’s property insurance, and covers the loss of income as a result of disaster or covered cause of loss. This presentation was given to the Colorado CFO and Controller's Roundtable on Jan 28, 2016 and includes information related to the types of business income insurance and how a company should calculate the amount of insurance it needs. Find the presentation here.


Risk Management in a Changing World

Leveraging Risk as a Strategic Advantage

Cyber insurance is a broad term for risks related to information and technology. While Cyber Insurance does cover data breaches, it also offers media protection and ways to defend your company's reputation.  This presentation was given to the Colorado CFO and Controller's Roundtable on Jan 28, 2016 and includes information related to the types of coverages available and a specific case study for medium size businesses. Find the presentation here