Ransomware Awareness, Anxiety About Response Running High

Ransomware attackers are vultures, not eagles, said one expert.

Edward Gately, Senior News Editor

December 6, 2021

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Thanks to SolarWinds, Colonial Pipeline, Kaseya and other high-profile attacks, ransomware awareness is at an all-time high. But that leaves the question of how best to address it.

At our recent Channel Partners Conference & Expo, we conducted roundtables with channel experts addressing hot topics in areas such as cybersecurity, cloud and MSPs.

Ransomware awareness and prevention were among hot topics addressed during our roundtable with cybersecurity experts.

Panelists included:

Rauch said ransomware awareness is so high that security vendors no longer need to advertise. That’s because partners and their customers are well aware of the threat and are actively seeking protection.

Katz said educating the end customer is important, while Norton said partners need all the help they can get in initiating a security narrative.

Scroll through our slideshow above for highlights from this roundtable.

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Edward Gately

Senior News Editor, Channel Futures

As news editor, Edward Gately covers cybersecurity, new channel programs and program changes, M&A and other IT channel trends. Prior to Informa, he spent 26 years as a newspaper journalist in Texas, Louisiana and Arizona.

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