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Verizon’s 2018 DBIR: Ransomware Defenses Still Woefully Lacking

April 10, 2018 | Ask-An-Expert | Malware and Advanced Threats | By Josh More, IANS Faculty

Verizon's latest Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) just published, and the results are (as usual) a bit disheartening. In this report, IANS Faculty Josh More offers his take on this latest installment and suggests some concrete steps organizations can take to better protect themselves.


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