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March 2, 2023 16 mins
Tom Fox and Jonathan Armstrong, renowned expert in cyber security, co-host the podcast Life with GDPR. In the most recent episode, they review the recent sanctions the UK and US have imposed on seven Russia-based individuals linked to ransomware. They explain that there are around 20-30 known vulnerabilities in software that could be responsible for the majority of ransomware attacks, and if these are taken care of, individuals and organizations are less likely to become susceptible. Finally, the host delve into how some ransomware attackers may become public about their actions in order to try and make those affected pay up. Listen to Life with GDPR for the most up-to-date and helpful advice about cyber security and ransomware.  Key Highlights ·      Sanctions levied against Russian cyber-attack gangs [00:01:28] ·      Steps to take to Protect Against Ransomware Attacks [00:06:12]  ·      The Dangers of Ransomware Attacks [00:10:49]  Notable Quotes 1.     "Sanctioning ransomware gangs is not especially new. The US has done it before, but this is a move that's a giant move from the UK and the US to sanction 7 Russia based individuals."  2.     "It's good business sense to payers because x is less than y. So just because GDPR is on the agenda of ransomware gangs, it obviously means that organizations have to take that much more seriously because ransomware gangs trying to push GDPR figures."  3.     "Have a plan to deal with ransomware. It is inevitable a ball that somebody will target you. Maybe create a playbox so that you can work through key considerations in add advance."  4.     "You're only as strong as your weaker link. And oftentimes, it is suppliers, HR providers, payroll providers, outsourced sales solutions that are a real area of vulnerability."" Resources For more information on the issues raised in this podcast, check out the Cordery Compliance, News Section. For more information on Cordery Compliance, go their website here. Also check out the GDPR Navigator, one of the top resources for GDPR Compliance by clicking here.  Connect with Tom Fox ●      LinkedIn Connect with Jonathan Armstrong ●      Twitter ●      LinkedIn Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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